Loyal Reader Eric Gregory writes to us today with this piece of news:
Perhaps you’ve heard about this, but I thought I’d mention it anyway.
There’s a petition going around to change the door-can’t-close sound from the awful high pitched beep to something more tolerable.
According to the SF Weekly Muni agreed to address the issue if the petition can get 1,000 signatures.
Thanks, Eric! I hadn’t actually read all the way through my latest copy of the SF Weekly yet, and missed this article, which goes into detail regarding the online petition by Ms. Susan Hellein.
While I agree that the high pitched, skull splitting sound can be annoying (especially when the doors are broken and they keep opening and closing over and over and over again), I’m not sure what one could replace it with that would A) be more humane and B) still warn doofuses to get the heck out of the way.
Your suggestions? Post in the comments section, and let’s see what the creative citizens of Our Fair City can come up with!