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Old 01-30-2012, 06:32 AM
 
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Which city would you say has the best public transportation in the country? Many people would probably say New York. I can't say much about New York because I have only been there once and I have never lived there. I have lived in San Francisco and I was really happy with the public transportation in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Especially compared to Seattle. Public transportation really sucks in Seattle compared to what you have in San Franciso and the Bay Area.

How would you say that the public transportation in Chicago compares to the rest of the country? When I visited Chicago I was very impressed with the public transportation there. It seemed like you could live in Chicago and not need a car. I am interested in moving to Chicago. The public transportation in Chicago I would consider to be a major bonus and perk just like it was a major bonus and perk when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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NYC tops the list and second place is a fairly large step down from there. I would say Chicago is second, DC is third, Boston is fourth and San Francisco fifth. You can definitely live in Chicago without a car, and probably in the Top 10 transit cities without sacrificing too much. Don't forget once you give up your car many cities (including Chicago) have car-sharing services like ZipCar, which is awesome. Zipcar
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: The City
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NYC tops the list and second place is a fairly large step down from there. I would say Chicago is second, DC is third, Boston is fourth and San Francisco fifth. You can definitely live in Chicago without a car, and probably in the Top 10 transit cities without sacrificing too much. Don't forget once you give up your car many cities (including Chicago) have car-sharing services like ZipCar, which is awesome. Zipcar

I would agree but think Philly is at least as good as SF; from personally experience with both a little better, especvially within the city. both have their pluses and minuses

NYC is clearly 1
Chicago 2
DC 3
Boston 4
Philly 5
SF 6
LA 7
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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New York City accounts for 66% of all rail commuters in the United States and has the lowest car ownership rate in the country, with over half the city residents not owning a car. In Manhattan, only 25% of people are officially registered as owning a car (I am pretty sure most of those cars are not in use daily though).
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I love private transportation!
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. Philadelphia
4. Boston
5. Washington DC.
6. San Francisco
7. Los Angeles (just because of sheer size)
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I love private transportation!
I agree. I lived in NYC and public transportation just isn't as convenient as driving a car.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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In terms of a mid-size city, I'd say Portland
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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DC sorta. The metro doesnt go out far enough. It covers some areas of DC, but doesnt cover a big portion of the city. With the silver lines, and hopefully the purple line things will get better. Also DC and Arlington are planning on building trollies, while Moco is building a rapid transit bus system, which other areas may be embracing too. This sounds promising, but things are terrible now and this should be implemented by now. By the time these things do get built they will be 10 years too late.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the good comments everybody
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