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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Oct 09, 2019. 24 comments

How to Ride an Escalator, According to Escalator Manufacturers

How to Ride an Escalator, According to Escalator Manufacturers

People shouldn’t walk on escalators. (It slows down the flow at rush hour.) According to a recent CBC report, all the walkers are breaking escalators faster. The Otis Elevator Company even says that walking on the escalator is a safety hazard. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We’re here because of a dumbfounding revelation from Otis.

Stop Walking on the Escalator

Escalator...

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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Feb 18, 2019. 23 comments

Tell Us Your Public Transit Hacks

Tell Us Your Public Transit Hacks
Hack Your CityEach Monday we ask you for your best city tips: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Sometimes the weekly topic is a specific city; other times it's an aspect of all cities, so everyone can participate.  

This week on Hack Your City, we’re not taking hacks for one city—we’re taking hacks for all of them. We want your tips on...

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Patrick Allan Patrick Allan Jun 24, 2018. 19 comments

How to Find Cheap Transportation to and From Major Airports

How to Find Cheap Transportation to and From Major Airports

When you budget out your big trip, it’s easy to forget about transportation to and from the airport. It can really cost you if you’re not careful. Fortunately, all of the world’s busiest airports have affordable options. These are the types of transportation you should look for if you’re hoping to save some cash.

Airport Time Is a Welcome State of Limbo

For many, the airport is a place filled...

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Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Mar 04, 2018. 15 comments

New Yorkers: Get the MetroCard That Refills Itself

New Yorkers: Get the MetroCard That Refills Itself

The worst time to buy a New York City MetroCard is when you’re already in the subway station. You’re worried about missing your train, and there are people before and behind you with the same worry, slowing you down and stressing you out. But you never have to suffer this again. Instead, get the MTA’s auto-refilling EasyPay MetroCard.

EasyPay works for both pay-per-ride and 30-day unlimited...

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Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft Oct 12, 2017. 6 comments

Google Maps Begins Showing Live Public Transit Info

Google Maps Begins Showing Live Public Transit Info

Google Maps has already been pretty good at providing public transit info. The one problem is that it only went on typical schedules. If there was a delay or a particular route was canceled, Maps wouldn’t let you know. Now, that changes with the addition of real-time transit info.

Google is rolling out real-time public transit schedules for certain areas. If you’re in the UK, Netherlands,...

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Kristin Wong Kristin Wong Sep 06, 2017. 8 comments

Citymapper Tells You Where to Sit on the Subway so You Can Exit Faster

Citymapper Tells You Where to Sit on the Subway so You Can Exit Faster

(Web/iOS/Android): Subway stations can be big and complicated. Depending on where you get off, you could end up walking a bit to the right street exit or to your next platform. Citymapper will tell you the best spot to hop on and off your train for the nearest possible exit.

Like Google Maps, it tells you how to get from Point A to Point B using your city’s subway system (it currently works in...

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Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft Jan 15, 2017.

Use This Tasker Action to Find Out If Your Train Is Delayed

Use This Tasker Action to Find Out If Your Train Is Delayed

Android: If you use public transit to get to work, Google will sometimes let you know if your train is delayed. However, it might not tell you until you get to the station. This Tasker action can help by letting you make on-demand requests to find out.

The Tasker profile was put together by XDA, which you can download at the source link below. When you set it up, you can use a voice command to...

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