Art · Commuting · Toronto · Transportation

Art meets transportation

Using public transportation to get school, work and everything in between is often time-consuming, especially if you are commuting a long distance. Many commuters bring a book (what I’m currently reading), newspaper, or tablet to occupy time during their commute, however, I’m sure we’ve all experienced that one time when we forgot our headphones  or our most recent reading materials. For me, this happens more often than not. I am repeatedly in a rush to get to the GO Bus, which I take to go to Seneca. If I miss the bus I’m late for class! During this rushing process, I often forget my headphones or a book, making my commute boring. This is where transportation art comes in. Many of us, including myself, find our eyes wandering during our commute – watching people, reading the cover of someone else’s book or looking at advertisements above us. Recently on my commute from downtown, I stumbled upon posters of drawings depicting people on their commute on public transportation. As I walked along the subway cart I saw several more posters. These posters intrigued me to visit the website posted on the footer of the poster, artintransit.ca. The poster campaign, Sketching the Line, allows individual artists to capture moments on buses, subways and streetcars throughout the GTA. Continue reading “Art meets transportation”

Commuting · Conduct · Rules · Toronto · Transportation

Etiquette and Conduct

Today’s thoughts,

There are certain explicit and implicit rules of conduct when taking public transportation. Some of these explicit rules are as obvious as paying for a transit fare, while implicit rules less obvious like resting your feet on a bus seat.

Like most rules, not all are followed. This was recently made evident in a video that went viral of a lady sitting on the feet of a TTC rider.

While I know I don’t follow ALL the rules and codes of conduct, here are some that I ALWAYS follow. Continue reading “Etiquette and Conduct”