This Is Genius City Transit Planning [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in

Simple design. Cost effective. How come every large city doesn"t do this?
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Male 621
@ldOllie: Because there would be far more winners if *you* stayed at home and unplugged yourself from the Internet, that way nobody else would have to be exposed to your smug ignorance.

P.S. I never said I couldn`t get anywhere a bus doesn`t take me, that`s just your poor reading comprehension at work, as usual.
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Male 15,832
@Musuko42

So, why don`t you just stay in your flat all day to avoid the chance that you might run into me on the street? Then you can be a winner, too!
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Male 23
Gonna destroy that red roofed building... lol
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Male 663
@MrAtari A monorail maybe (and no, not every theme park), but this isn`t on the rail, it`s under it.
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Female 3,696
I take transit and it kind of sucks most of the time... For me to visit my parents, there is no direct line from my house to the ferry. So, I need to take a bus TO the sky train (which kind of looks like this except it`s on top of rails and thus less terrifying) Then transfer to a second train and then take a second bus accumulating to about a 2 hour trip......orrr I could have driven for 30 minutes on the highway.

Awesome. But, HiEv is right. Cars are damn expensive and I just don`t have the cheddar.
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Male 2,850
@OldOllie

On the flip side, HiEv doesn`t have to worry about sitting next to you on the bus.

On balance, I think he wins.
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Male 15,832
@HiEv I`m actually glad that "people like you" can`t go anywhere the bus doesn`t take you. That means I have free run of 99.9999% of the country, and I don`t ever have to worry about running into you.
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Male 1,569
every amusement park has one...
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Male 621
@OldOllie: That is better in some ways, worse in others. No one system is perfect.

How much do you think it costs to buy a car, keep it running, keep it insured, pass inspections, and keep it fueled per month on average? Meanwhile I pay a mere $40 per 31 days (plus a tiny percentage of my taxes) for a bus pass with unlimited trips that takes me everywhere I need to be.

Your supposedly "better" system is actually a huge waste of money for people like me.
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Male 15,832
Okay, imagine the greatest public transportation system in the whole wide world.

This is better.

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Male 174
This isn`t new. It has been done over 100 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Wuppertal_Schwebebahn
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Male 67
"This Is Genius City Transit Planning [Pic]. Simple design. Cost effective. How come every large city doesn`t do this?"
Because the design is not simple and the costs are not effective...
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Male 2,592
Detroit has one, only we put ours on top where it belongs. But then they decided a 3 mile circle that stops at places nobody cares to go was a good time to quit building it. Monorails are retarded as hell. If they aren`t going to put in the damn effort to have a subway like the east coast, don`t even try. No more trains to nowhere! Downtown and the New Center are both places considered "nowhere"
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Male 54
I don`t like how it is outside with the regular folks.
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Female 3,562
I don`t see how this is a major improvement.
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Male 1,083
i don`t like how goes over the sidewalk.
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Male 2,345
MeGrendel

I agree with your points

but the bottom line is the New York, DC and other major cities have working public tranport systems that run in the black and are pretty great.

not to mention, most major European cities have amazing rail system that will get you anywhere for next to nothing.

when I lived there i never took a car anywhere unless i left a major city that lacked a rail system.

if it can work elsewhere it can work everywhere.
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Male 47
And... you don`t have to worry about some texting idiot wandering onto the tracks. Love it.
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Male 86
This one is from Wuppertal, Germany. Opened in 1901. Wonder why it hasnt become more popular b/c people love it. :-|

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Male 2,841
That`s drating scary. Imagine if that fell on you O_O
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Male 38,507

In San Diego only 2% of the population us public transportation, but it takes up 45% of the road/transportation budget. It`s another example of the government clinging to a failed system and wasting money we can not afford to throw away.
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Male 7,759
jamie76-"I will sum up why we don`t have these, "I AINT PAYING NO TAXES FER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION!" "

I have no problem with tax money building such infrastructure. BUT, it should be self-sufficient once it`s completed AND able to pay back the initial investment within a reasonable number of years (30-50 years...and you can count any savings in other areas, such as highway & congestion, towards its worth). If it takes tax money to RUN, then it`s worse than worthless and pretty much not needed.

Not to mention, such a system is not feasible in many cities. Without a SIGNIFICANT (i.e. HUGE) ridership, busses are more appropriate.
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Male 5,617
"But to exit they use step ladders..."

@Cobra: I think they shot down the plan to make the People Mover inter-city...
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Male 15,510
Japan that you?
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Male 687
make that out of polycarbonate (bullet proof glass) and then it`ll be the best train ever
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Female 685
Doesn`t Chicago have the EL? Over here in England we have things called railway bridges. I think those crafty Victorians built them a few years ago. DUH.
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Male 1,754
This looks awesome!
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Male 7,611
We have a monorail in Detroit. Ive only actually used a couple of times, and really only to ride it.
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Male 878
"The train should definitely be on to of the track in stead of hanging down." or just glue the seats to the ceiling.
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Male 5,413
Japan!
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Female 25
The train should definitely be on to of the track in stead of hanging down.
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Male 878
We are currently spending $650 million to change the trolley stations in our town to make trolleys accessible to disabled riders. We could have bought them all a BMW and a driver for that!
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Male 6,737
Monies.
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Male 1,216
It seems likely to fall down. Anyone care to give me some more information on this train?
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Male 2,345
I will sum up why we don`t have these,

"I AINT PAYING NO TAXES FER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION!"

it doesn`t matter if in the long run it cost the morons of this country less money in car insurance savings, less vehicle maintaince and less cost of gas, they WILL NOT vote for public transit because it would be paid for by taxes.

people, as it turns out are mostly stupid and the ones that aren`t are referred to as "cynical".
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Male 3,285
Because the initial outlay is drating enormous, and a lot of cities simply cannot afford it without government handouts. And seeing as most countries are now in recession.... yea..

Not to mention that it is a rigid system and is not flexible at all. It`s good if you treat it as a railway, but should anything happen along the route, the entire system grinds to a halt.
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Male 358
Really really ugly and expensive
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Male 38,507

Tons of money spent on an inflexible system.
Buses are available, cheep and can change routes as needed.
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Male 20,196
Link: This Is Genius City Transit Planning [Pic] [Rate Link] - Simple design. Cost effective. How come every large city doesn`t do this?
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