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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Link: This Is Genius City Transit Planning - Simple design. Cost effective. How come every large city doesn`t do this?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Tons of money spent on an inflexible system.
    Buses are available, cheep and can change routes as needed.
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:54 am
    Really really ugly and expensive
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2012 at 11:57 am
    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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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    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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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    It seems likely to fall down. Anyone care to give me some more information on this train?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    Monies.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    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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    ChelmaCavo Female 18-29
    25 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    The train should definitely be on to of the track in stead of hanging down.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Monorail...Monorail...Monorail...
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Japan!
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    "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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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7426 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    We have a monorail in Detroit. Ive only actually used a couple of times, and really only to ride it.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    This looks awesome!
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    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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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    make that out of polycarbonate (bullet proof glass) and then it`ll be the best train ever
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Japan that you?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5607 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    "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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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5884 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36216 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    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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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    That`s drating scary. Imagine if that fell on you O_O
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    Illy74 Male 30-39
    86 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    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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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2315 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    Actually, if anything could be thrown away it should be money. `Cause it`s almost worthless. Otherwise you`re right, if people wanted to ride with other people carpooling would be more common.
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    captaindan Male 40-49
    47 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    And... you don`t have to worry about some texting idiot wandering onto the tracks. Love it.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    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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    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    i don`t like how goes over the sidewalk.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    I don`t see how this is a major improvement.
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    Darkolin Male 30-39
    54 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    I don`t like how it is outside with the regular folks.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    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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    Lebowski42 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    "This Is Genius City Transit Planning . 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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    a103276 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    This isn`t new. It has been done over 100 years ago.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Wuppertal_Schwebebahn
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Okay, imagine the greatest public transportation system in the whole wide world.

    This is better.

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    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    @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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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1562 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    every amusement park has one...
  35. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 11:49 pm
    @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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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 1:09 am
    @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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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 1:30 am
    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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    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 3:15 am
    @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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    gpaglen Male 70 & Over
    23 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 6:46 am
    Gonna destroy that red roofed building... lol
  40. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    June 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    @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!
  41. Profile photo of HiEv
    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    June 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    @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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