Here is the video BART just put out. I broke it down step by step below.
1. Riders tend to favor the middle car, so you might find more space in the first or last car.
Correct. I'm team last car for life. Always has the most open seats.
2. Before boarding form two lines behind the yellow strip at the black door marker.
This is a nice thing to do. It's just bizarre that people in San Francisco actually do it! Form lines! In New York its mayhem. I remember my dads jaw dropping when he saw a line of people waiting patiently to get on public transit. Once the doors open no one tries to cut in front either. It is very orderly. It's nice it's just very different from other cities.
3. Once you arrive allow the people getting off the train to exit before you enter.
I think only people who grew up without parents and foreigners don't do this. One of the more common sense/common courtesies out there.
4. Fill empty spaces in the middle of the car. In the aisle. Away from the door.
Yeah, another common sense one except I don't do it. I just find the wall and lean on it. In the aisle you got nothing to lean on. Plus if you are only going a couple stops you get trapped in the middle. The only good thing about waiting in the aisle is you up the possibility of getting a seat if someone gets off.
5. If you are standing and carrying a back pack place it on the floor.
This seems unnecessary but its a big time rule. I remember one time I forgot to take my backpack off and the looks I was getting from the people around me made me feel like I was my friend Othman Mahmoud at an airport. Stupid mad at me. And rightfully so, the lady is right, it makes a huge difference. Put yo bags on the ground.
6. If you get a seat don't put your feet on an empty seat. And if you notice a rider who needs a seat more than you let them have it.
7. Bike riders, stack your bikes on the wall.
Common sense. Also don't get bad at me when the train is packed with people and I have to lean against your bike. It's not gonna get hurt so stop staring at me.
8. Don't hold the door open.
Don't ever do anything that could possibly delay the entire train. You are then possibly ruining hundreds of peoples commutes just so yours doesn't get ruined. Selfish.
The main rule they missed: Don't talk out loud during commuting hours. Sit down and shut up.
Public transit should be held to the same standards as the library. Don't talk. There is nothing worse then riding the train for an hour on your way to work or on your way home from work and having to listen to a conversation. Even worse, having to listen to a group of people being happy and having fun.
Other peoples conversations always suck. One time I listened to two old ladies. One lady wanted the other to start watching the Walking Dead. The other lady said "no I don't think I would like it" then the first lady got mad at her for saying she wouldn't like it and it went back and forth and back and forth four like twenty minutes.
"I think you would like it. you should give it a shot"
"It's zombies right? I don't like zombies"
"It's much more than that though. Its a human show more than anything."
"But the main plot is zombies right? I don't like zombies"
Another time a lady was knitting and was telling the stranger next to her about all the things she has knitted. Forrest Gump style. Terrible.
Another small rule: Don't wake up the homeless man because he is taking up two seats because then he moves and the entire car smells like shit now.
I like the Yankees, watching TV shows and talking about stuff.
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