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Offline MH

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #75 on: November 10, 2017, 05:34:50 am »
OK.  I think about you folks constantly when I am commuting so let me capture my thoughts of yesterday.

Poppies

This is the 2nd year in a row I have tried to record, mentally, Poppy observance by race.  Now that I am streaming through Union Station I can try to make an objective measure of whatever that sample represents.  For example, I will say to myself... "after that pillar I will note the race of the first ten poppy wearers I see, then I will do a count of the race of the next ten people in general".   

Doing that, I found that Asian looking people wear poppies at pretty much the same rate as whites.  Overall, there are fewer poppies I think but that's just an observation.

Bendy Train

The new trains on line 1 allow you to walk from car to car.  That gives the weird effect that you can see to the end of the train when it's on straight track but only to the end of the car on a curve.   Since I end my ride at Union Station, it means I get on the train at the lead car and then just before I get off I have to walk to the end of the train.  The weird part is unless I count cars I won't know how far to the end, because I only see a curvy tunnel thing in front of me.

Talk to me Buttons

I have an idea that you could start a project to have people wear lapel buttons to identify them as somebody you can chat with on your ride.  If I put on my management hat, I have some ideas on how to make the system work with a few safeguards around identification and so on.  The easy way would be to make up a button design with instructions on how to print it out, then publicize it virally.

What do you think of this idea ?

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #76 on: December 21, 2017, 07:32:26 pm »
Masked for your safety.

Offline MH

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2017, 08:22:46 pm »
I took the subway from union today to go to the dentist.  At rush hour.  Somebody got on at Bloor with a baby stroller, baby asleep with muffin crumbs all over its jacket.  An ordeal.  The car was packed and the passengers had to coordinate getting off ahead of time. Commuting is just pure hell.

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #78 on: January 07, 2018, 06:54:25 pm »
The ultimate article about Transit Culture.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marchetti%27s_constant