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This Is Genius City Transit Planning [Pic]

Hits: 12711 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: Travel | Added by: fancylad
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HiEv
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 542 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13407 Posts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:51:09 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!

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

Mister_C
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.

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3679 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.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2819 Posts
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:09:08 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13407 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.

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1370 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 10:54:49 PM
every amusement park has one...

HiEv
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 542 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13407 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 10:13:49 PM
Okay, imagine the greatest public transportation system in the whole wide world.

This is better.


a103276
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

Lebowski42
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...

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2547 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"

Darkolin
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.

SarahofBorg
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.

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

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2336 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:21:23 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.

captaindan
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.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2083 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.

Illy74
Male, 30-39, Europe
 78 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.


Solvent
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

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 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.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4332 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.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4925 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...

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:05:18 PM
Japan that you?

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