Originally Posted by SpongeG
its bad, i see it everyday people stand right in the way they don't move to the side but they let people off - lol if they can get past the wall of people standing there its annoying
It would help if we had consistent door openings. People get used to where they'd need to wait/stand and you could put floor markings. Vancouverites are actually really good at standing in line when they KNOW where to stand. Witness a bus boarding, most times, they will line up waiting for the bus, as opposed to sitting around milling around.
Yes, not everyone does, but the majority do.
I'm convinced that letting people off is less a problem of people pushing on, and more a problem of knowing where to be. When the train stops, people are in motion, all over the platform. They simply continue that motion when the train stops.
When things aren't predictable, little panic markers fire in the brain. Your survival instincts kick in and tell you... "GET ON THE TRAIN"
Okay, maybe I'm taking it a BIT far, but if you think about it, it DOES make sense. Unfortunately, until we retire the Expo Line trains, consistent stopping patterns are impossible.