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This Is Genius City Transit Planning [Pic]

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Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 621 Posts
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:10:29 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.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:51:09 PM

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!

Male, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 23 Posts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:46:37 AM
Gonna destroy that red roofed building... lol

Male, 18-29, Europe
 664 Posts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:15:37 AM
@MrAtari A monorail maybe (and no, not every theme park), but this isn't on the rail, it's under it.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 3691 Posts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:30:48 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:09:08 AM

On the flip side, HiEv doesn't have to worry about sitting next to you on the bus.

On balance, I think he wins.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 11:49:56 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.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 1502 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 10:54:49 PM
every amusement park has one...

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 621 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 10:50:25 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.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 10:13:49 PM
Okay, imagine the greatest public transportation system in the whole wide world.

This is better.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 176 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 10:07:01 PM
This isn't new. It has been done over 100 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Wuppertal_Schwebebahn

Male, 18-29, Western US
 67 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 9:51:46 PM
"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...

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2584 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 9:29:55 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"

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 54 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 7:35:39 PM
I don't like how it is outside with the regular folks.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 7:22:55 PM
I don't see how this is a major improvement.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1085 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 6:25:49 PM
i don't like how goes over the sidewalk.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:21:23 PM

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.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 48 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:08:41 PM
And... you don't have to worry about some texting idiot wandering onto the tracks. Love it.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2302 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:44:57 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.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 79 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:41:10 PM
This one is from Wuppertal, Germany. Opened in 1901. Wonder why it hasnt become more popular b/c people love it.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:29:17 PM
That's drating scary. Imagine if that fell on you O_O

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34663 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:17:15 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.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5488 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:14:23 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.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5443 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:09:38 PM
"But to exit they use step ladders..."

@Cobra: I think they shot down the plan to make the People Mover inter-city...

Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:05:18 PM
Japan that you?

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