Have you ever sat on the subway across from a hot guy or girl holding the book you just finished, trying to peek at their left hand and wondering whether it’s kosher to start a conversation? The organization that runs the subways in Prague has a plan that will end these awkward deliberations for good. The company, ROPID, “wants to set aside carriages on some or all of its trains for singles seeking a soul mate,” Reuters reports. It’d basically be like Amtrak’s quiet car, except instead of sitting in silence, everyone will be scanning the car like they would a bar on a Saturday night
American Pencil Co ad, from Pencil Points, March 1939. The world’s most complicated subway started with a pencil. Section drawing through 33rd street at Sixth Ave and Broadway. Drawing courtesy of Board of Transportation, City of New York.
Apparently, there’s a mouse line that stops at the northwest corner of William & Main; I’m guessing it’s an express bus to the Creamery.
Note the URL in the background: Letsmakeamove.org is a month long competition that encourages employees throughout Ann Arbor to try alternative commuting during the month of May, organized by getdowntown.org and theride.org, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority.
What goes on underneath the printed map. The lights for the future Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension stations are already in place in the upper left of the map.
Fortunately, the map hasn’t been stolen by someone to reveal these inner workings: it’s simply been moved to the left. This being Toronto, however, it’s probably only a matter of minutes until someone makes off with it to hang on their bedroom/dorm wall.