GO Transit has released a book called “The Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down” in a cheeky campaign to raise awareness of the #etiquettefails transit riders face on their daily commute.
The book is 51-pages and is inspired by comments made on social media about proper etiquette when riding public transportation. Inside is 10 chapters with diagrams, images, and list of what people should, and shouldn’t, do while riding GO. Topics include: sitting, feet, food, accessibility, parking lots, littering, noise, bus stops and platforms, doorways and aisles, and personal hygiene.
There is a humorous undertone to the book, which can be purchased for $5 at the Spacing Store or downloaded for free as an ebook. Who knows? You may even catch one of your complaints featured in the book — Go Transit insists riders helped write this book by bringing these atrocious behaviours to light.
Last year, Metrolinx, the public transportation agency responsible for GO Transit, launched a social media campaign on proper etiquette, and saw the number of complaints decrease by 27 per cent.