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Old 06-12-2015, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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There is very little public transportation in the U.S.

When I lived in New York City, I used the trains everywhere. I don't recall their being extremely crowded trains with anyone standing who shouldn't be. But, in NYC, I was always in Manhattan; and people seem more likely to stand if they have shorter commutes. When I went into the other boroughs - Queens, Brooklyn, a lot less people were on the trains, and I don't recall seeing them very crowded. But, I never went into other boruughs during peak commute times.

I noticed in Japan, many people had very long commutes, and they were less likely to give up their seat once they got them.

Korea, they seemed to give up their seats quite easily; without much thought about it.
Hhhmmmm, interesting.

Got to visit NYC one day!

 
Old 06-12-2015, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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I wonder how it compares to other countries; I have been to Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Cairns and it is a lot worst there, on public transport, young Australians rarely give up their seats to the elderly, the injured and pregnant ladies.

I have not been to North America or Europe, so I can't comment.
In Paris the metro is a hot(literally, there's no AC), smelly mess, I don't remember anyone giving up their seats to others at all.

In Taiwan people will give up their seats to those in need.
 
Old 06-12-2015, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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In Paris the metro is a hot(literally, there's no AC), smelly mess, I don't remember anyone giving up their seats to others at all.

In Taiwan people will give up their seats to those in need.
Got to visit Paris and Taiwan too!
 
Old 06-13-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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I traveled a bit around Asia when my son was a toddler and had the worst experience in Shanghai. In other cities in Asia, there are times when people offered me a seat, while there are times not. Not really expecting that people will give me their seat. But in Shanghai, a guy actually "commanded" me to let my toddler stand, fold the stroller and stand towards the back. I obliged thinking at first that there was more space there, or that he and his friends are getting off the next stop because they stood near the door the moment I was able to make it towards the back. I just realized afterwards that they just wanted to get off first. We had the same stop and no one got on or got off the stops in between! If there weren't that many people and I was slow with a toddler, I would've slammed my stroller straight at him when we got off the station.
 
Old 06-14-2015, 01:34 AM
 
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I don't really look at age. Usually you can tell by a glance whether a person is fit enough to stand comfortably or not. When in Singapore (or anywhere for that matter) I do give up my seat to anyone who is clearly someones grandparent or if they appear to have some physical or health issue regardless of age. Of course people with babies or pregnant women also.

Being fat to point of causing health problems or breathing issues is not a handicap, for 99.9% of people its a choice. Usually to really an issue in Singapore.
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