I will caveat this post by noting that I am mildly grateful that the Number 7 from Dickson to Belconnen turns up every morning within 20 minutes of the stated timetable.
It is the same bus with the same equally ageing bus driver and suspension every morning. Given that it is full of Radford College kids who occupy all the seats down the front, including the ones reserved for the elderly and disabled, I am regularly banished to the badlands up the back.
This morning I drew the short straw. It is no coincidence that this is the last seat to go each morning. Every regular commuter on this bus knows the last row before the back bench is the worst seat.
I am puzzled by the seat design chosen by Action Buses. Did they randomly install seats without measuring out first? Or was it intentional? There is zero legroom, not even if you were a pre-growth spurt Year 7 student at Radford College.
To illustrate the legroom afforded by Action Buses, I grabbed a soda can for comparison. It fit snugly with a few millimetres either side. Have a look at your legs. Now look at a coke can. Do you see my point?
p.s. Apologies for the slightly blurry camera work – it was an Action Bus on the go!