Public Transit Etiquette: Sf Muni Edition
Oh San Francisco - I do love you, but you have some seriously bad public transit habits. Here are a few friendly suggestions to make this experience a little better for everyone.
- •Please Wait For Those ExitingFor a town that loves to queue up, you do not seem to understand this basic step. People are allowed off and THEN you get on. Period. There are no exceptions. Here's a visual to help you remember: http://tinyurl.com/p2k9f3v
- •Look UpAt least once every few minutes. This will help you see if an elderly person wearing a cast might need your seat, or maybe a pregnant lady would appreciate some courtesy. Bonus: this also just gives you some basic awareness of your surroundings, try it, you may enjoy yourself!
- •Backpacks OffI cannot stress this enough. This means all bulky bags come off your person and are held low when the train is crowded.
- •Move!If you are standing in the exit that might even mean you have to get out of the vehicle to let others out. Inconvenient? Maybe a little. But exponentially more convenient than forcing 15 people to funnel out of half the door.
- •Let's Keep MovingAs @schwalove mentioned, once you're off the vehicle, kindly continue on your way. If you need to orient yourself (hey, we've all been there), try to find a quiet corner, not the center of the sidewalk to start using your phone.