The 15th “People Who Read People” episode is an interview with Brendan Bartholomew, a San Francisco bus driver. Besides driving buses, Brendan has written articles for CityLab and the San Francisco Examiner.
Links to the episode:
In this podcast episode, we talk about the role understanding/predicting human behavior can play when driving a city bus. Topics include:
- The importance of thinking ahead about potential pedestrian/traffic dangers
- How bus drivers know who’s waiting for a bus and who’s not
- Thoughts on handling unruly and/or mentally ill passengers
- How modern rideshare and scooter traffic have changed things for bus drivers
Some resources/articles on topics discussed in this episode: