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View Poll Results: Which tropical US city has the best public transportation 24 hrs?
Los Angeles, CA 6 50.00%
Honolulu, HI or Hawaii (general) 2 16.67%
Miami, FL 4 33.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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None. The only city in the country w/ 24 hr public transit is NYC.
Not true! Off the top, Chicago, Philly, Detroit and I believe, Miami all have 24 hour transit service. Hell, we have it here in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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Well I've heard San Diego was Mediterranean, so I assumed Los Angeles (being only an hour away) is the same. Maybe they are arid-Mediterranean because of the desert.
Yes, in fact all of coastal California all the way from just south of the border up through San Francisco is classified as Mediterranean.

LA an San Diego are on the drier side of Mediterranean and are almost semi-arid. The winters always get enough rainfall to greenup the hillsides. The rest of the year is dry (bone dry in the summer). In fact Denver, CO believe it or not gets a bit LESS precip than LA, but its more evenly distributed through the year, with its infamous freak winter blizzards.

San Francisco is on the wetter side of Mediterranean, just short of the marine west coast climate of the pacific northwest, but its dry enough in the summer (it gets fog settling in, but not much actual rain).

LA is definitely NOT!! tropical. It has great mild winters, but it can get a little chilly in the winter. It does freeze once or two overnight just about every year. (The Angeles Crest highway of the San Gabriel mountains sometimes gets closed in the winter because of avalanches).

However, Hawaii and Miami are truly tropical. Those places are in tropical climate regions, and never, ever experience frosts and freezes (at least not on a regular annual basis).
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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Well I've heard San Diego was Mediterranean, so I assumed Los Angeles (being only an hour away) is the same. Maybe they are arid-Mediterranean because of the desert.
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Yes, in fact all of coastal California all the way from just south of the border up through San Francisco is classified as Mediterranean.

LA an San Diego are on the drier side of Mediterranean
You were misinformed. California may have Mediterranean type climate but they are no where close to being Mediterranean or on any side of the Mediterranean.

Only Southern Europe, Northern Africa and parts of Western Middle East are Mediterranean.

Italy is Subtropical, Mediterranean and have a Mediterranean climate.
LA is subtropical, Pacific, and has a Mediterranean climate.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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You were misinformed. California may have Mediterranean type climate but they are no where close to being Mediterranean or on any side of the Mediterranean.

Only Southern Europe, Northern Africa and parts of Western Middle East are Mediterranean.

Italy is Subtropical, Mediterranean and have a Mediterranean climate.
LA is subtropical, Pacific, and has a Mediterranean climate.
Uh, my guess is that they already knew that and quibbling is fun.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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You were misinformed. California may have Mediterranean type climate but they are no where close to being Mediterranean or on any side of the Mediterranean.

Only Southern Europe, Northern Africa and parts of Western Middle East are Mediterranean.

Italy is Subtropical, Mediterranean and have a Mediterranean climate.
LA is subtropical, Pacific, and has a Mediterranean climate.
Thats what I meant.

I meant Mediterranean climate. Not the Mediterranean as the region of the world that was home to the cradle of western civilization.

It is an official climate type that is found at approximately at the same latitudes and on the same sides of the continents as the Mediterranean.

This includes outside the Mediterranean region: California, Central Chile, the Cape region of South Africa, and the southern edge of Australia. These are also the major wine growing regions of the world.

Anywhere with hot, dry summers (although mild right on the coast) with mild-cool, somewhat rainy winters is classfied as Mediterranean.

Google: Koppen climate classification. It is the standard used everywhere for climate classification.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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Honolulu
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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Miami. L.A isnt tropical and I don't count Honolulu as a real city. and you can catch the bus 22.5 hours a day in Orlando lol.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Miami. L.A isnt tropical and I don't count Honolulu as a real city. and you can catch the bus 22.5 hours a day in Orlando lol.
how is honolulu not a real city?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Miami. L.A isnt tropical and I don't count Honolulu as a real city. and you can catch the bus 22.5 hours a day in Orlando lol.
If Honolulu is not a real city you need to start drinking bottled water only.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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Not true! Off the top, Chicago, Philly, Detroit and I believe, Miami all have 24 hour transit service. Hell, we have it here in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Yes.

New York and Chicago are the only cities with 24/7 rail service (although both cities have a smaller night network than day network). But there are also other cities that have 24/7 bus service, such as MPLS, Detroit, and I believe Boston.
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