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Fun Poll: What random acts of kindness have you witnessed on transit?

If you are a regular transit user, you are bound to witness some… interesting scenarios.

For instance:

Other times, transit riders have the unique opportunity to view complete strangers being kind to each other for no other reason than just to be kind.

In this poll, I’ve included transit random acts of kindness I’ve seen during my transit trips.

(I’m calling them TRAK… get it? Consider it trademarked!)

Maybe you’ve seen someone go above and beyond common courtesy and have never had an outlet to sing the praises of the unknown, everyday transit heroes. Now is your chance!

Vote for any and all of the TRAK moments you’ve seen or have done yourself across our transit system!

Don’t see a specific TRAK you’ve? Choose other and comment to let us know all the details.

What transit random acts of kindness have you witnessed?

  • Thanking transit employees (27%, 88 Votes)
  • Offering a seat to another rider (26%, 85 Votes)
  • Helping a lost or confused passenger find their way (21%, 70 Votes)
  • Returning a lost or dropped item (16%, 53 Votes)
  • Paying for another rider's fare (6%, 20 Votes)
  • Other - comment below! (3%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 120

Author: Adrienne Coling


  • By Aaron, August 2, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

    Other – if the driver leaves the bus parked unattended and a wheelchair pulls up I’d flip the ramp so they can enter (it can be manually flipped)

  • By Peter M, August 2, 2016 @ 8:44 pm

    How can it be manually flipped?

  • By Frank, August 6, 2016 @ 2:11 pm

    Pull on the strap on the top right corner of the ramp.

  • By CATHY, August 3, 2016 @ 12:14 am

    I was standing in the line up waiting for the bus, it was pouring rain. The guy in front of me, noticed I didn’t have an umbrella so he moved his over to cover my head and his. It was so sweet. I said thank you.

  • By Adrienne Coling, August 4, 2016 @ 9:15 am

    What a lovely gesture. I sure would have appreciated that, too!
    Thanks for sharing, everyone!

  • By Eric Inigo, August 4, 2016 @ 9:15 am

    Other – Noticed someone who assisted a vision impaired individual(presumably a work colleague but coming from another skytrain line) navigate thru the station gates and cross the street.

  • By Gennifer, August 4, 2016 @ 4:55 pm

    I seem to have some sort of invisible sign over my head, I get asked ALL. THE. TIME. for directions and I can’t for the life of me figure out how these people know to (sometimes) pass other people to come ask me. Unless I’m in a super big hurry to catch a bus either because I need to be somewhere soon or because it’s the last one for more than 15 minutes, I always help out. And once or twice, I haven’t known where to send them (Just finally entered the decade and got a smartphone last month, but I managed OK without it).

    Anyways, if you’re lost, look for the woman with the invisible sign over her head and (sometimes) a toddler on one hand. I travel often in the area between Vancouver/Richmond and Whalley/Guildford/Newton in Surrey. And less frequently to the North Shore or Langley/Tricities areas.

  • By Adrienne Coling, August 5, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    @Gennifer, I bet all those people who saw ‘the sign’ ;) were so grateful for your help! Thank you for helping out riders on the system!!

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