A level playing field for commuters? No thanks, we’re British | Julian Baggini
Innovations such as green lanes to allow easier boarding on the tube are an outrage to our national love of giving subtle, informal advantage to insiders
It was just a small practical change to help keep people moving. Transport for London painted some green lanes on the King’s Cross Victoria line platform to keep space clear for passengers to alight without having to face a wall of commuters just as eager to get on. But not since Mars of Slough removed the little cardboard tray from its Bounty bars has so much outrage been caused by so little.
Related: Farewell, competitive commuting: TfL paints zones where tube doors open
20yrs of personal tube platform expertise and competitive commuting advantage rendered useless by some green paint. pic.twitter.com/d56ok8Kssg
Traditional British fairness is not about treating everyone equally
Source: Guardian Transport
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