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Old 07-19-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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A lot of times people are like sardines riding the subways in NY and Boston with rude people, but then in places like LA and Austin, you could be stuck in bumper to bumper traffic with disrespectful drivers.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Sunbelt
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They're both really terrible, but I value my personal space highly, so overcrowded subways and buses are worse to me. I wouldn't mind living in a city where I could trade-off between bad traffic and overcrowded subways during the week. Or a city with a well-planned freeway or transit system. Traffic in Dallas is not nearly as bad as other major cities, and commuter rail ridership is relatively low, and I've heard from others that it's nice to have your own area on the train as you go to work.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: a bar
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Loathe both, that's why I walk to and from work.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:42 PM
 
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A lot of times people are like sardines riding the subways in NY and Boston with rude people, but then in places like LA and Austin, you could be stuck in bumper to bumper traffic with disrespectful drivers.
I'd prefer a crowded 20 minute subway ride than a 2 hour drive to a city 20 miles from my house because of awful traffic. I'd even prefer an hour train ride on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor line to New York Penn Station, a line that makes so many stops in such a short distance it can't even go fast until it hits the final stop before NYP, to sitting in traffic.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: The City
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Loathe both, that's why I walk to and from work.

Plus good for walking to the bar, esp given ur namesake
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: The Mid South
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Still I read that the general trend is toward the cities and away from the boondocks.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I hate driving in traffic and don't mind crowded public transit. Of course I've experienced the former much more often so that might have something to do with it.
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