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Old 04-04-2014, 07:17 AM
 
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I hate public transport because you have to share it with the ****ing public. urgh. I don't have a driver's license but wish I did so I could travel in my own little bubble, instead of having to sit in a confined space where you often encounter the scum of society.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I hate public transport because you have to share it with the ****ing public. urgh. I don't have a driver's license but wish I did so I could travel in my own little bubble, instead of having to sit in a confined space where you often encounter the scum of society.
Good thing you have public transportation or you would never be able to get anywhere without a license or a car.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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Good thing you have public transportation or you would never be able to get anywhere without a license or a car.
The point I was trying to make was that I bet this is a common reason for why mass transit isn't universally used. It's got serious drawbacks like the violent filth you have to interact with from time to time.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The point I was trying to make was that I bet this is a common reason for why mass transit isn't universally used. It's got serious drawbacks like the violent filth you have to interact with from time to time.
The violent filth? What transit system are you riding? I have never had an issue with people on transit. Almost everyone riding transit is just like you, people who need to get from one place to another.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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The violent filth? What transit system are you riding? I have never had an issue with people on transit. Almost everyone riding transit is just like you, people who need to get from one place to another.
The key word there is 'almost'. I have had plenty of unpleasant journeys over the years, enough to make me sick of public transport and want a car. Most of the **** I've seen has happened on the buses and metro system in the north east of England (Newcastle and Sunderland).
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The key word there is 'almost'. I have had plenty of unpleasant journeys over the years, enough to make me sick of public transport and want a car. Most of the **** I've seen has happened on the buses and metro system in the north east of England (Newcastle and Sunderland).
And I have had plenty of unpleasant experiences while driving. Nothing in life is absolute. Switching from transit to a car isn't going to rid yourself of unpleasant experiences.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:01 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The point is that roads were not paved for transit. And it's not about suburbia drying up, it's about the likelihood of more urban places being available.

Now, enter with more arguing out of context....
What were roads paved for? Before we had cars, we had roads, despite what many on this forum try to sell.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:02 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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What were roads paved for? Before we had cars, we had roads, despite what many on this forum try to sell.
Cars, maybe bicycles. Paved roads were not that common prior to then.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:03 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Wait ... what? Wife swapping??
There was a big wife-swapping ring here in my little hood, before we moved here. It involved 3 or 4 couples. Everyone got divorced. Only two of the swappers/swappees got married. Everyone else was on their own.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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It's not disingenous. And it's not just buses that use roads. When your house catches on fire, are the firefighters supposed to arrive there on a subway?



What is it with this fantasy of the suburbs drying up?
It's every urbanist's favorite fantasy followed closely by the demise of first ring suburbs.
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