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Old 03-13-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Tokyo has the best transit system in the world.

Rome has (easily) the worst transit of any major city in Europe. I would agree that Philly is about equal, but Philly is easily Top 5 in U.S. transit (maybe higher).
Philly is either #1 or #2 depends on how you look at it. New York isn't that great, and comparing MTA to Paris or London is an insult to those cities.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:55 PM
 
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NYC
SF
D.C
Boston
Chicago
Philly
Seattle
Portland
LA
Minneapolis

Best 10 cities for transportation of public means. NYC, SF and D.C are the closest we have to european city density, resdential density and public transit usage. The rest are mediocre to almost at the same level of European cities.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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Well, there was the massive 70 person brawl on DC Metro that eventually erupted to street level from the subway station. And there was also the murder at the Adams-Morgan metro over shoes and a Helly Hansen jacket not long ago. And then you have ridiculously wild stuff like this in Philly with women getting dragged onto subway tracks.


Philadelphia Woman Speaks Out After Being Thrown Onto Subway Tracks after Violent Attack 'Video' - YouTube

Our cities are WAY wilder than anything in Europe.
I stated earlier that Philly has a nice system but the clientele is iffy; these videos speak for themselves. Also, DC has a very nice Metro system; again, the clientele.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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The mentality of asking and having thug friends opening fire on a public bus with an assault gun because this mental midget was '''insulted''.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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NYC only ... but I live in the Paris area and I can tell you than the metro (subway) in Paris is way better than the NYC subway. Subway lines in Manhattan are not always convenient, and you often have to walk a lot before reaching your station. For example if you wanna go to the MET museum you have to walk for like 10/15 minutes from the closest station maybe more. In Paris you are never more than 5 minutes away from a station.
If you compare Paris intra-murros to Manhattan, it is very clear that Paris has a better system
Did you crawl?

NYC is the only one. Not only because of good coverage and a 24/7 system, but the way the city densely grew around subway stations. Again, people often forget alternative forms of transit (ferries, bicycles, cabs, commuter rail) and bike share is coming in May.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:47 PM
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Location: NYC
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Did you crawl?
10 minutes is about what it takes me, 15 minutes is a bit on the slow side:

E 86th St to 5th Ave - Google Maps
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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10 minutes is about what it takes me, 15 minutes is a bit on the slow side:

E 86th St to 5th Ave - Google Maps
I must have quite the pace then. < 10 minutes for me. The subway station is only half a mile from the entrance.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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No US city can match London or Paris for public transit, but the closest is New York. It is so good that a majority, not just a large plurality, choose not to own vehicles.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:12 AM
 
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NYC's subway system was built in a time of much lower labor costs and few labor laws. It would be nearly impossible to build something similar now in the US. The east side access subway extension will cost billions. We are generally not adequately investing in the upkeep of our existing infrastructure as it is.

Most US cities will continue to be car dependent - improvement can be made, but without a certain density, any public transit system will be inefficient, costly and time consuming, and mostly attract only those without other options unfortunately.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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No US city can match London or Paris for public transit, but the closest is New York. It is so good that a majority, not just a large plurality, choose not to own vehicles.
New York actually does match Paris and London. It's Moscow that no one can match.
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