Scratch & Sniff Posters Neutralize Smelly MTA Subway Stations
Coming soon to a foul subway stop near you
According to New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the subway fare increased from $2 to $2.50 between 2008-2013, but cleaning staff has decreased by 48%. The equipment or track-cleaning is often broken and most of the tracks are not cleaned on schedule,” says SVA’s Angela H. Kim.
As part of the school’s themed projects Smelly Thesis, Kim decided to raise awareness around the fact that the ‘MTA raises [the] subway fair every few years, but doesn’t seem to provide better service.’
We’ve all been inside a station that reeked of garbage and strange scents at one point or another—the ‘Design x Olfaction’ collab simply points to that fact while offering a simple yet effective solution for individuals with sensitive noses.