Why can’t people figure out how to quickly get on and get off a subway train? I’ve missed more trains because people drag their feet. I stand there watching people who are on the train slowly move toward the door, while people standing ahead of me on the platform do the same trying to get on. They literally look like deer blinded by headlights.
I’ve encountered this in many places. DC, Los Angeles, Boston, NYC, Atlanta, even in Toronto. Must be human nature for people to be confused and not know what to do. Okay, maybe that’s only part of it. The other part is, people probably want to be polite and courteous by respecting the other passengers. I get that. But there must be a better way.
Transit agencies could help a bit. They could stitch arrow patterns in the carpet or design arrows in the floor tiles. You proceed through the door on the right side. You get it? As you’re entering on the right side, people are exiting past you on the left side. That would be ideal. Or, all transit agencies could like they do in Tokyo, as depicted in the video below. May seem extreme, but at least I wouldn’t have to worry about missing my train and having to wait for the next one. lol