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Old 10-25-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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Alrighty, thank you for the reply's they really help a lot (especially the first one ) I must say that this phrase looks funny to me: ''the type of people who use public transportation.'' I can only assume that there is a huge difference on people who use public transport in the states & europe.
Cannot speak for the person who wrote, "the type of people who use public transportation," but in general can tell you that such statements come out of a misinformed snobbery about who actually use buses and trains. Public transportation in southern CA -- especially for commuting -- is used mainly by professionals. I commuted on an express bus between Ventura and Santa Barbara to my I.T. job there for many years. My fellow passengers were Santa Barbara city and county employees, college and university professors, students, lawyers, and a whole host of white-collar and administrative workers. Ditto for those who use the train system between Ventura County and Los Angeles.

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I love to ride my bike over here, what do you guys mean by bycicle networks? Overe here I just ride the bike to the trainstation, get on the train, then ride my other bike to my destination.

Again thanks for the tips
All buses and trains in Ventura County accommodate bicycles. "Bike networks" include dedicated bicycle paths and bicycle lanes on roadways. West Ventura County (the area of Camarillo) is incredibly focused on things like this for the past several years. Unfortunately, of the cities in west Ventura County, Camarillo is probably the one most behind in this regard at the moment. Hopefully the city will catch up to the others soon.

For more information on bus/train/bike options in VC, visit here: About VCTC | VCTC.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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lol, ok we've all used public transportation a few times and been stuck next to bums and other miscreants. Don't even act like you haven't. This happens EVERYWHERE, even in nice cities like Portland, Oregon. That's why most people avoid public transportation like the plague. It attracts the wrong elements.

And I'm adding "car culture" to my list of pet peeves. What the HELL does that mean?! This is 2008 now 1476. There is no such thing as a "car culture" any more than there is such thing as a "sleeping culture" where we all sleep 6-8 hours a night. People work. They have jobs. We don't have HORSES to get to our jobs anymore. We have CARS. DUH!!!!! There is no such thing as "car culture mentality," there is owning cars, you know, four wheels, metal usually, engine, that kinda thing, that we use to GO PLACES. Not hard to understand.

Even in the rural farming communities you need a car to go places. As I said, calendar check -- it's 2008.
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