You Should Be Grateful For How Bad The Subway Is

Its greatest strength has become its greatest weakness

Image: Samat Jain

There are two ways of reading this New York Times article about how bad the subway has become these days (emphasis mine):

Every New York City Subway Line Is Getting Worse. Here’s Why.

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.

  1. The subway is so good everyone wants to ride it!
  2. Hell is other people.

Seems like a beautiful day for a bike ride, don’t you think?