Yarnbomber Targets BART Seats

Just a few months after bacteria-gate caused major hysteria in the Bay Area transit system, BART seats — a few of them, at least — are finally getting a new makeover. Thank local guerilla knitter Streetcolor, who launched her first city beautification project last year, by knitting sweater sleeves for signposts outside Cheeseboard Pizza and Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen. Recently Streetcolor made a fitted slipcover to put on her BART seat whenever she rides the train. It should help guard against methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or other unsavory elements — and it looks good, to boot. “I thought the clear colors would be a good contrast to the sagging grey look of the benches,” Streetcolor wrote, proudly displaying her handiwork in a recent e-mail. She continued: “I know that Bart is doing many interactive seminars about new types of seats — I liked the idea of using yarnbombing to create a personal solution.”

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