Vancouver public transit users may want to be a bit more attentive on their next commute, they could be being studied.
Amy Hanser an Associate Professor of Sociology at UBC is leading a study on interactions between commuters on buses and sky trains.
Hanser says the project on a larger level examines how tolerant Vancouver is of a diversity of people and behavior.
“At a more abstract level I’m partly motivated by theories about cities and city life that argue that cities are spaces of diversity and they may offer a model for tolerance of difference where we will be in close proximity with people but not expect that they have to be like us.”-Amy Hanser, Associate Professor at UBC
The project also focuses on so called “unwritten social rules” that most people follow while on transit and what circumstanced change these rules entirely.