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    Default My public transportation theory (or: how to tell Se from Si)

    Betas and gammas hate public transportation and will spend everything they earn to get a car. Alphas and deltas are less reluctant to embrace the "wonderful" public transportation system.

    Perhaps this thread makes more sense to Europeans...
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    Reverse. Public transport over car every time. Who wants to waste more time in traffic having to pay attention to it than it takes to get there by underground being able to read on the way? Probably only someone impractical enough to live in an area without public transport.

    I think it must be yet another P/J difference. Don't break the pattern!

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    Actually I kind of hate both, for different reasons. Let's say that during "winter" I prefer public transport, simply because it's cheaper, while during "summer" (rather anytime from april to late october) I prefer my own means of transportation because sometimes public transport lacks air conditioning. Although in the end I use public transport basically all year round, my own car is mostly for trips / going out at night.
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    I don't own a car and don't plan to get one anytime soon. I like the public transportation and the bicycle lanes here.

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    We don't have public transportation. I ride a bicycle and don't leave town.

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    I prefer public transport. A lot of people in my surroundings favor cars for sentimental reasons that hold absolutely no weight with me.

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    Public transportation = +100. Cars (and traffic) = -10000.
    Not a rule, just a trend.

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    I actually don't like driving. But I also don't like going by bus because of the mostly annoying people (I had to go by bus to school some years ago and I hated it to sit around that little brats). The train is okay, though. But after all, I guess I would still prefer driving with the car because of the personal freedom.
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    I use it from time to time in Portland, we have a great public transit system and crappy streets to drive on... so it makes sense to some degree. I can imagine Europeans think very differently of it than those in the States, as someone else mentioned. The last 2 weeks I've used walking and public transportation through Europe and other than Romania and Hungary prior to Budapest, it's been a great way to get around. The Germans have it down though... If other countries took notes from them, the world would be a better place.

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    I think this has a lot to do with where you live maybe more so than type.
    If you live in the core of a city the benefits of public transportation out-way that of driving, which has a lot to do with street congestion from other vehicles and the high influx of pedestrians and close proximity of stop lights, not to mention the parking issues (finding parking lots, paying for them than having to walk quite a ways from the lot to wherever it is you're going)
    So taking the bus/underground is simply more convenient all around

    Though if you live outside the city it can be a hassle with all the transfers it takes to get somewhere plus it takes much longer with all the stops.

    So yeah, having lived in both environments I really do think it depends on where you're located
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    I don't have a driver's license, and I don't have any plans to get one. I live in a rural area (not much public transit), but I intend to fix that eventually.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliand View Post
    I don't have a driver's license, and I don't have any plans to get one.
    Why is that so?

    I live in a rural area (not much public transit), but I intend to fix that eventually.
    Something's broken? What?

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    I prefer to walk or drive. While public transport might get me there faster than walking, it usually involves me having to wait around for a bus or train and the coordinate my schedule with that of the bus.
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    Pretty much the entire reason that I live where I live is because it's a 10 minute walk to the metro station. The Washington DC metro system is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuturututu View Post
    Why is that so?
    Cars give him a bigger headache than they give me.
    What's the use of having a driver's license without a car?
    What's the point of having a car without gasoline?
    To top it off, insurance is required.
    That runs up a huge bill, and why? To get from point A to point B while burning minimal calories.

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    I'd love to see anyone get by without a car where I live. It'd just be a huge pain in the ass.
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    I prefer teleportation but I refuse to use those filthy public portals.

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    I'd use public transportation more often if there were more options available. If buses went to more locations and wait times weren't so long. I'd like to be able to get by without a car but that's not a feasible option where I live.
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    buses are fun, especially when I'm high enough to be the freak on the bus. actually I just like to sit quietly and watch people. It does suck when you're on the way to get drugs because of all of the time you spend waiting with nothing on your mind but how good it's going to feel to finally get to be high.

    our bus system is kind of lame here, and when the buses air-conditioning breaks in the middle of Phoenix summer it's hell. also, bus stops in 115 degree heat aren't all that fun. but all in all, i like riding public transportation. it's an adventure.

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    That theory makes no sense.

    I like public trans better than cars. And I'm Beta. =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless View Post
    I don't own a car and don't plan to get one anytime soon. I like the public transportation and the bicycle lanes here.
    Your from San Fran.... they have a nice public transit system.

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    Tell me about the crappy roads in Portland. Spent a week there and barely used my rent-a-car. My friend did not want to use the public transportation, but he is lazy and just wants to get to his destination as fast and convenient as possible.

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    So far, we have a LIE supporting private means of transportation and the rest of the sample prefers public means and/or teletransportation.
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    I like both.

    I would rather have public transportation for regular day to day stuff and a very nice good handling very fast car for fun.

    Since I 100% must own a car, I like a nice utilitarian good handling relatively fast car.

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