7502Re: [carfree_cities] transit and the single rider
- Jul 13, 2004
> >...I wonder if transit would get a whole lot more popular if most of theI ride buses a lot, but I can't say I "choose" being close to strangers.
> >seats were singles?
>I'm always baffled when I hear comments like this. Those who "don't like
>to sit next to strangers" would do themselves a tremendous service to get
>out of their comfort zones and rub shoulders with the "other" once in a
>while. After experiencing this sort of thing for a while, many people
I just put up with it as part of bus riding.
The aversion to strangers is very real. You must have seen people who
will sit in the outer of a pair of seats, making it difficult for
someone to get into the other seat.
I do enjoy "people watching". It's one of the big upsides
of transit riding.
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