How to Handle Commuting In A Big City
How to Handle Commuting In A Big City.
If you are new to taking public transportation, here are some tips!
I would suggest 10 - 15 minutes before your train is arriving. This will give you time to get on the train or bus and make sure there is enough room for you to board.
Be comfortable in tight spaces!
It is usually really crowded and hot on the Bart during rush hours so I try to stay cool by not wearing my jacket. Also if you deal with anxiety make sure you have something that takes your mind off the large crowd. I like to listen to music it helps me stay calm. Also because your are probably going to standing for a long period of time make sure you don't lock your knees. You don't need to be falling all out!
Be mindful of your surroundings!
I listen to my music kinda loud ( I know it's bad) but i try to turn it down so I can listen to the conductor if he has any announcements. Also be mindful of who is on the vehicle with you in case anything looks suspicious. Safety is important! At night make sure you walk in well lit areas.