is that after more than a month of biking i was back on the streetcar… and, frankly, it’s a real shock to the system!
suddenly having to wait for a car to come. having to find a seat. having to sit next to another annoying human being. not knowing how long my trip to work will take.
what i find the most difficult about being on transit is the general lack of courtesy that people exhibit. for example when i was getting off, the person next to me couldn’t be bothered to get up and let me out. they did the “turn sideways and let you squish by”. it’s a little thing to be irritated by, but then isn’t it just a little thing to stand up and graciously allow someone to get past you?
what was worse is the person sitting in front of me had the same issue- only she was pregnant! do we not even move out of the way for pregnant women now?!
it was a reaffirming morning. i will be riding for as long as the weather holds out.