For many major cities, public transportation is a cheap and practical way to get around. But for that lower cost, riders exchange a bit of privacy and comfort. On a bus or train, everyone can see you, and, depending on the time of day, you may find yourself squished between them. This close proximity makes it easier to notice when people stand out, since they’re with you for pretty much the whole ride.
It’s up to you whether these 16 highlights of the public transit experience will scare you away or make you want to start using it more, but they’ll certainly catch your eye either way.