FAQ

Since 1999, Simme has steadily grown and has provided the Simme Bus Stop Seating System to more than 100 transit systems throughout the country. For more than fifteen years, the Simme-Seat has proven that it is both a lasting and important addition to transit amenities.

How many years has Simme been selling Simme-Seats?

Simme has now been in business and selling Simme-Seats since 1999.

How much weight will they support?

Simme-Seats have been tested over 500 pounds on each side.

Why should we purchase a Simme-Seat over a traditional bus stop bench?

The Simme-Seat sits two people comfortably in their own personal space. Whereas, on a traditional 6 ft. park bench you typically don’t see more than two people sitting together and have more wasted space. Simme-Seats are also helpful to bus operators for minimizing pass-bys, because people are located at the stop in plain view instead of only being in the stop vicinity.

Why doesn't the Simme-Seats have a rain or sun shield?

Simme-Seats were not meant to be shelters. They are designed to be installed where it is not feasible to have a shelter but where customers still need a seat.

How well do Simme-Seats work in crowded or residential areas?

Very well, because the Simme-Seat is a low impact way to organize people at a bus stop away from personal property.

Does anyone else manufacture Simme-Seats?

No, Simme is the sole source for this product. The Simme-Seat patent number is 6.074.005.

What kind of poles are used?

The Simme-Seat is easily modified to fit a variety of poles, including square or round etc. Simme-Seats can be ordered with or without the poles.

Why are there perforated holes in the seat?

The perforations allow for moisture runoff as well as minimize the potential for graffiti.

Is the Simme-Seat durable?

Yes, they are made of quarter inch plate steel, strong perforated seats that are wrapped with bent pipe, all of which is sand blasted and powder coated and made to last.

What is the potential for graffiti?

Simme-Seats have a limited vertical surface and therefore are highly unlikely to be damaged by graffiti.

What does it take to obtain permits for Simme-Seats?

The majority of cities issue a single blanket permit because of the minimal impact in the right of way.

Does Simme-Seat meet ADA requirements?

Yes because of its streamline profile, the Simme-Seat fits on the narrowest of sidewalks and still maintains the ADA wheelchair clearance.

What are the safety advantage to Simme-Seats?

The seats provide a suitable seating for the elderly and others who may need a place to sit down. The Simme-Seat also keeps people (especially children) from waiting in dangerous areas, such as on the curb.