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Fun Poll results: School takes the top destination for our first transit trips


Looks like the number one first transit trip destination for 25 per cent of voters (85 votes) was off to school!

Which doesn’t surprise me. Public transit in urban settings can often take the place of a “big yellow school bus” for many children!

Let’s see how the other destinations fared in our little poll.

Coming in second was shopping grabbing 16 per cent (14 votes)! Like, obvi.

Entertainment (movies, concerts and such) came in third place with 15 per cent (13 votes). In fourth place is the road to nowhere. Literally! 12 per cent of voters (10 votes) said their first transit trip was just for fun and had no destination.

Next in the voting hierarchy comes trips to see family or friends with eight per cent (seven votes), seven per cent (six votes) of you headed home and the same number of people voted for transiting to an appointment or meeting.

“Other” garnered six per cent (5 votes) and some great stories!

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Sporting event trips got two per cent (two votes) GO SPORTS!! And bringing up the rear is heading to work with only one per cent (one vote).

Other Buzzer readers and Facebook followers commented that they genuinely couldn’t remember where their first transit trip took them because they were just wee little ones.

Thanks to everyone for voting!

If you have an idea for a poll, comment below or email!

Author: Adrienne Coling

Fun poll: Where did your first transit trip take you?

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Loving life on SkyTrain

Do you remember your first transit trip?

Mine was pretty early in my life (‘baby me’ found TTC subways quite soothing) but the first transit trip I actually remember is when I was five and we took the bus to the library to meet Robert Munsch.

I gleamed as I saw the driver who was smiling and welcoming me aboard. I felt excitement as I got to drop the coins into the farebox and choose our seats. I remember the feel of the vinyl as my legs stuck to the material in the hot summer weather. I can even recall the ding as I yanked on the stop request cord.

To me, this was a totally new experience that was exhilarating and fun and that was BEFORE meeting my childhood literary hero!

There are first time riders at every age with  many different and interesting stories. So, tell us! Where did your first transit trip take you?

Vote below and tell us your story!

Where did your first transit trip take you?

  • School (25%, 21 Votes)
  • Shopping (16%, 14 Votes)
  • Entertainment event (15%, 13 Votes)
  • For fun! (no destination) (12%, 10 Votes)
  • To see family or friends (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Home (7%, 6 Votes)
  • Appointment or meeting (7%, 6 Votes)
  • Other – comment below! (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Sporting event (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Work (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

Author: Adrienne Coling