We all know the subway sucks, but Trendhunter is rubbing it in. Its “25 Subway Innovations” is full of great ideas from other underground railroads — like Haifa‘s “rollercoaster metro,” Seoul‘s women-only subway cars, DC‘s Wi-Fi cafes, Germany’s mini-car entrance etc.
The one cool-sounding allegation — that mobile service is coming to the subway — is bogus: Trendhunter’s supporting quote is from a New York Times item from 2007. Plus, we’ve been hearing about subway cell service for years before that.
About the best we can hope for from our suck-ass system in that its ever-accelerating plunge into massive debt will necessitate a retro phrase of non-Adidas graffiti and other exciting features of underground life that we remember from the 1970s. No cop, you hop!