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Old 02-27-2013, 12:51 AM
 
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If the offices were better located (near transport) and the Transport network were bigger,
it would not be such a challenge to change jobs, and stay Carfree
Factories tend not be located downtown and they have workers too. There are also offices around the city which again may be better accessed by driving. A person wtih a car can travel over a larger area much more quickly than a person using transport.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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Factories tend not be located downtown and they have workers too. There are also offices around the city which again may be better accessed by driving. A person wtih a car can travel over a larger area much more quickly than a person using transport.
That was not always true.
In fact, some towns/cities grew up around the "jobs core" represented by factories.

Mill Towns are an example of that
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:00 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Typical DC lunchtime conversation:

Jane: Jeez Bill, I just got to start telecommuting.

Bill: why Jane?

Jane: well ever since I moved to [insert 60 miles distant exurb here] I just can't seem to get to work on time! I mean I never even see my kids!
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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Working-from-Home: Does it work?

Some have proposed that working from home is the solution for Suburbanites with a long commute, and that this "rising" trend may save the suburbs at a time when they are threatened by rising oil prices.

So, I have to ask: Working-from-Home: Does it actually work out?

I am sure that many commuters like it, but now we have this new edict from Yahoo:

Yahoo chief calls for return to workstations

"To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side to side," said a from Yahoo's CEO.
Yahoo speaks for just Yahoo. Many companies offer telecommuting to their employees and will continue to do so. According to the link below "Data from the American Community Survey estimate that the working at home population grew 61% between 2005 and 2009".

The Rise of Telework and What it Means | Newgeography.com

So why not support this trend? After all, telecommuting means far less is spent on cars and gas. In fact, telecommuting could solve the coming gas crisis some people keep talking about. And more telecommuting wouldn't require any additional expenditure for mass transit saving untold millions. Seems like a win-win to me. Unless one's real agenda is not based on concern for minimizing expenditures on cars and gas, but to force people to live in urban areas instead of suburban ones based solely on one's reverence for one and hatred of the other.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Unless one's real agenda is not based on concern for minimizing expenditures on cars and gas, but to force people to live in urban areas instead of suburban ones based solely on one's reverence for one and hatred of the other.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I gotta go, I hear someone coming to force me out of my chair because my office is being forced to move downtown by some sinister government bureaurcrat plot to slay freedom.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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I gotta go, I hear someone coming to force me out of my chair because my office is being forced to move downtown by some sinister government bureaurcrat plot to slay freedom.
Appears you and I disagree in the following way:

You believe that absolutely NO ONE has an agenda to rid the world of suburbs and solely offer urban living options.

I believe that a select FEW have exactly that agenda. I also believe it's impossible to be around C-D for any length of time without intuiting that there are extremists in the world regardless of the sanity of most. YMMV.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:59 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Appears you and I disagree in the following way:

You believe that absolutely NO ONE has an agenda to rid the world of suburbs and solely offer urban living options.

I believe that a select FEW have exactly that agenda. I also believe it's impossible to be around C-D for any length of time without intuiting that there are extremists in the world regardless of the sanity of most. YMMV.
So you think the OP is an extremist who has an agenda to rid the world of suburbs?

Your comment seemed more like grenade-throwing, to me.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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Wow.
This thread has gone downhill fast.

"Force people to move from the suburbs"?
Hardly. I have to much respect for people. I cannot force anyone to do anything.

I can, however, debate people and reason with them. But the way this thread is being hijacked (so quickly), it is not encouraging intelligent dialog of any kind.

I have many other threads that are much more inviting, so I will leave this one to the disrupters
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