Commuter Kate's Tips On Public Transit Etiquette
North American Precis Syndicate
Everyone can have a more enjoyable ride when they heed a few hints on transit etiquette. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Americans take about 11 billion trips on public
transportation every year. The next time you're among them, consider these 10
tips on proper etiquette from blogger Commuter Kate.
1. Stow your stuff. Put your
bag between your feet so everyone has a bit more space. If the floor is wet
or sticky, wear your bag forward so you're at least more aware of it.
2. Stand up for courtesy. If
you're sitting in a reserved seat and an elderly, infirm or pregnant person
gets on, get up. Someday, you may need one of those seats yourself.
3. Poles are for everyone.
Don't hog them. It's not nice and not safe.
4. Let 'em
off. Let people get off the bus or train before you get on. Stand back from
the door and patiently wait for the exiting passengers to disembark. It
actually makes for a faster off/on boarding process.
5. Public transit confusion?
For just about any city you're in or transit line you're on, public transit
directions are only a smartphone app away. Moovit,
the app, boasts the widest coverage and most accurate transit data in the
world, including 2,200 cities in 80 countries and 44 languages. This means
you can ride transit confidently and, in some cities, even know where the best
exits are. This way, you won't hold anyone up by stopping to look at the map
or scrambling to find the exit.
6. You're not at home. Don't
eat, put on makeup or trim your nails. Sit in one seat with your feet on the
floor. And guys—avoid manspreading.
7. Entrances, exits and escalators.
If you need a card or ticket for the turnstile, have it out and ready to
insert or swipe. On escalators, if people walk up one side, don't stand two
8. Nothing beats a good night's
sleep. But if you missed it and fall asleep on transit, avoid falling
onto the person next to you.
9. Look up from your phone once in
a while. You shouldn't need to keep staring at the map the whole trip. Moovit
lets you know when your stop is coming up so you can get lost in a good book,
rather than lost on your journey.
10. Speaking of the phone, don't talk on it. Enough said.
For further facts and tips, check out moovit.com and @Commuter_Kate
can have a more enjoyable ride on public transit—Moovit’s
@Commuter_Kate provides tips on transit etiquette
and the Moovit app gives the most accurate transit
data for the smoothest ride. http://bit.ly/2HpqwNa”
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