You Should Be Grateful For How Bad The Subway Is

Its greatest strength has become its greatest weakness

There are two ways of reading this New York Times article about how bad the subway has become these days (emphasis mine):

The major cause of subway delays is a factor that basically didn’t exist 15 years ago: Overcrowding. The subway is a victim of its own success and the city’s resurgence. Large crowds slow down trains, which creates more crowding in a vicious circle that takes hours to unwind during every rush.
  1. The subway is so good everyone wants to ride it!
  2. Hell is other people.

Seems like a beautiful day for a bike ride, don’t you think?