Its greatest strength has become its greatest weakness
There are two ways of reading this New York Times article about how bad the subway has become these days (emphasis mine):
The major cause of subway delays is a factor that basically didn’t exist 15 years ago: Overcrowding. The subway is a victim of its own success and the city’s resurgence. Large crowds slow down trains, which creates more crowding in a vicious circle that takes hours to unwind during every rush.
- The subway is so good everyone wants to ride it!
- Hell is other people.
Seems like a beautiful day for a bike ride, don’t you think?