Thursday, July 5, 2012

So It's Not Just Me? (People Tripping on Subway Steps)

I'd seen this video circulating last week but paid no attention. This week when it was renamed on another site, I clicked through (yes, they caught me off guard). Nothing much to see but people tripping on a step, but the interesting thing is that it's the same step every time, and there's a reason for all the tripping. As a clutz myself, I'm glad that there's someone else to blame other than the people who are simply trying to walk up the stairs. Unfortunately, I don't see any immediate way to fix this. Maybe some engineers have a solution. (I have to say that part of the reason I posted this was because I liked the music).


Laney4 said...

Here's hoping that the video is seen enough (and by the right people) that the city fixes the problem.
In our city, we have complained for decades about one street that is filled with potholes. Most city streets are 50 kph (31 mph), but speeds are reduced to 40 kph (25 mph) in school zones. This isn't a school zone, but the speed is reduced. There's a huge hill in the middle of the short road, and people dodge the potholes going up that hill, ending up in the other lane briefly. Lots of people cut across town on this road, albeit through a residential neighbourhood. Well ... neighbours got sick and tired of how dangerous it was and how expensive it was on their cars, so they had others send emails (as well) until the PROVINCE recognized it as one of the top ten worst roads in Ontario. It made this list in late 2009, I think, and our city claimed it was on the list to fix that year. (Yeah, right.) Anyway, they finally fixed it in late 2010/early 2011. Now it is 50 kph like the rest of the roads, the hill has been lowered, the road is widened, and it is lovely to drive on.
I think it's pretty sad when you have to complain to outside sources in order to get things fixed, but perhaps this is what will happen at that subway station (too). Fingers are crossed.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I do hope that they fix this. I realize that there are times when so much is happening and needs tending to, especially in a place the size of New York City, that something like this might seem low priority, but...I also think that in a situation where people might get hurt, they might be more prone to act once the situation is made clear.