AN EXPERIMENT: OSMIUM’S BEST TRIP TO WORK
In science, either you believe in theory or you believe in experiments. Me, I’ve always been an experimentalist. The best way to know something is to try it.
For years I’ve made the same commute from home to work, but until now I’ve never done the obvious experiment: Which is the best route to take? Home is between the 30th Ave (N/Q) and Steinway St (R/M) stations, and work is between the 137 St (1) and 145 St (A/B/C/D) stations.
- Old Reliable: Only two trains, but lots of stops.
- King of Queens: Shortest line on the map, but 3 trains.
- The Duke Ellington: Only two trains, but the transfer at Times Square is a loong walk
- Yankees Gambit: The 4 is fast, but involves 3 trains and the Bronx
- 7th Son of a 7th Son: A dark horse, but the transfer at Queensboro Plaza is the easiest imaginable.
I already have some preliminary data, so I think I know the winner. Anyone want to make a bet? Or suggest an alternative?
This is probably the most important question I have ever seen.
You must now all ponder it.