photo: Oliver Rath

A public transport vehicle is designed by the “1/3 and 2/3 principle”. This means that at maximum load one third of the passengers can sit and two-thirds have to stand. This strange economy behind the seating system may reflect a hidden social order that is communicated to the passengers. Is this perhaps the reason why more and more people have lost the respect for the subway in Berlin? I guess so, because it seems a widespread desease I call Ubahntipathy is emerging in the population these days. Reflections on this new epidemic of urban mobility and a movie recommendation in the German Version of this article (click on “Weiterlesen”).

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<a href="https://www.iheartberlin.de/author/cr/" target="_self">Claudio</a>