Took the subway to work today for the first time in a couple of weeks, and I remember why I stopped.
1) Stations are massive. It takes too long to walk from one platform to another just to switch lines.
2) Stations are crowded. Even outside of rush hours, the subways are jammed packed with people. Hot. Sweaty. Smelly. People. It is even worse when the train lacks a.c. A million times worse.
3) It is slower than biking. Biking to work takes only 30-40 minutes, depending on what routes I decide to take that day. Subways take more than an hour.
4) It is painfully boring. Advertisements. Bland walls. Bored faces. My iPod Touch can only provide so much entertainment.