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  • stimtokolosstimtokolos regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    For the 3 years I was at Uni, I only had to walk 20 metres to the nearest bus stop from my house, and that route could take me to either:

    a) Inside the Uni, or
    b) The car park of the supermarket, or
    c) The train station

    ...without switching buses. It was pretty cool. Also, you could buy one ticket and it'd be valid for the rest of the hour + 2 hours, on any bus. And it cost $1AU.

    I used to catch the bus out to my university. Except it passed three train stations.
    I live within walking distance of a decent train line, two tram lines and at least four of five bus routes.
    It is awesome.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide regular Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    chicago's public transportation is pretty cool

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  • KoshianKoshian regular __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2009
    Monoxide wrote: »
    chicago's public transportation is pretty cool

    I'll definitely be making greater use of it the next time I visit chicago

    trying to drive around everywhere downtown was awful

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  • MonoxideMonoxide regular Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Koshian wrote: »
    Monoxide wrote: »
    chicago's public transportation is pretty cool

    I'll definitely be making greater use of it the next time I visit chicago

    trying to drive around everywhere downtown was awful

    oh, yeah, never ever drive downtown

    besides, the loop is so small that the whole thing is walkable

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  • TallweirdoTallweirdo regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blaket wrote: »
    Oh also

    http://www.colliers.com/Markets/AsiaPacific/News/Global-carparking
    some site wrote:
    The three most expensive parking districts in Asia Pacific are (Daily / Monthly, in U.S. dollars):
    • Sydney, Australia : USD54.47 per day / USD774.76 per month
    • Hong Kong, China : USD28.16 per day / USD742.40 per month
    • Perth, Australia : USD15.03 per day / USD610.42 per month

    But jesus ball fuck sydney is expensive.

    i'm confused about perth's. Why is it more expensive for a month than it would be for 30 individual days?

    In Perth alot of options for a month of parking get you a private parking bay that is guaranteed to be available 24/7, places that you pay a per day rate will be first come first served. People are willing to pay more to get a guaranteed spot.

    In general the reason parking is so expensive in Perth is that the city is constrained by the river to the south and east, King's Park and the freeway to the west and the railway line to the north. As there isn't any room to expand outward they have to expand upward instead which is an expensive proposition.

    Of course none of this is helped by the fact that government services and office space in Perth is highly centralised in the CBD rather than evenly distrubuted across the metropolitan area.

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  • PureauthorPureauthor regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Have I mentioned yet that Singapore's public transport system kicks ass?

    Because it does.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Tallweirdo wrote: »
    Blaket wrote: »
    Oh also

    http://www.colliers.com/Markets/AsiaPacific/News/Global-carparking
    some site wrote:
    The three most expensive parking districts in Asia Pacific are (Daily / Monthly, in U.S. dollars):
    • Sydney, Australia : USD54.47 per day / USD774.76 per month
    • Hong Kong, China : USD28.16 per day / USD742.40 per month
    • Perth, Australia : USD15.03 per day / USD610.42 per month

    But jesus ball fuck sydney is expensive.

    i'm confused about perth's. Why is it more expensive for a month than it would be for 30 individual days?

    In Perth alot of options for a month of parking get you a private parking bay that is guaranteed to be available 24/7, places that you pay a per day rate will be first come first served. People are willing to pay more to get a guaranteed spot.

    In general the reason parking is so expensive in Perth is that the city is constrained by the river to the south and east, King's Park and the freeway to the west and the railway line to the north. As there isn't any room to expand outward they have to expand upward instead which is an expensive proposition.

    Of course none of this is helped by the fact that government services and office space in Perth is highly centralised in the CBD rather than evenly distrubuted across the metropolitan area.

    check out mister town planning/civil engineering degree

    #pipe on
  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I think at the moment they're looking at making driving licenses even more restrictive for young drivers where I live

    never mind that it's people who don't give a shit about the driving laws in the first place that are the problem

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  • edited November 2009
    i am in windsor

    aka shitty bar capital of the world

    so close to detroit ewwwwwwwww

    my family all live in KW so I'm there about every second month or so. Caulk Bite lives there full time, I think.

    I am actually going to the CN Tower on Saturday for the first time ever.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae regular Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    you should get pony to come with you

    the glass floor is neat, i always jump on it when i go there

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  • edited November 2009
    you should get pony to come with you

    the glass floor is neat, i always jump on it when i go there

    i'm going with a gaggle of high school students who i am shepherding/babysitting for the weekend.

    i don't know that exposing them to pony is a good idea necessarily

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  • MonoxideMonoxide regular Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    the CN tower is cool

    if you eat in the revolving restaurant you get your tower ticket refunded

    entrees are like $35 but considering you're paying $21 for the glass floor (or $27 to get to the skypod) it's a pretty good deal

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  • ZeroFillZeroFill Feeling much better. A nice, green leaf.Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I wish I could go back to perth

    living there would be awesome

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  • edited November 2009
    Monoxide wrote: »
    the CN tower is cool

    if you eat in the revolving restaurant you get your tower ticket refunded

    entrees are like $35 but considering you're paying $21 for the glass floor (or $27 to get to the skypod) it's a pretty good deal

    we had planned on doing that but one of the secretaries is having a romantic anniversary lunch up there on saturday and we decided not to ruin it with 15 year olds yelling HI MRS. <NAME> across the restaurant.

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    man i love public transit

    today on the way home there was this loud persian or italian type guy bragging on the phone about his awesome 54th floor condo with a view of the cn tower and how he was going to have a girl over tomorrow.

    halfway through the phone call he started motioning doing her doggy style and pointing to an imaginary cn tower going ''look honey, tower. see?''

    it was a crowded as fuck bus too

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Tallweirdo wrote: »
    Blaket wrote: »
    Oh also

    http://www.colliers.com/Markets/AsiaPacific/News/Global-carparking
    some site wrote:
    The three most expensive parking districts in Asia Pacific are (Daily / Monthly, in U.S. dollars):
    • Sydney, Australia : USD54.47 per day / USD774.76 per month
    • Hong Kong, China : USD28.16 per day / USD742.40 per month
    • Perth, Australia : USD15.03 per day / USD610.42 per month

    But jesus ball fuck sydney is expensive.

    i'm confused about perth's. Why is it more expensive for a month than it would be for 30 individual days?

    In Perth alot of options for a month of parking get you a private parking bay that is guaranteed to be available 24/7, places that you pay a per day rate will be first come first served. People are willing to pay more to get a guaranteed spot.

    In general the reason parking is so expensive in Perth is that the city is constrained by the river to the south and east, King's Park and the freeway to the west and the railway line to the north. As there isn't any room to expand outward they have to expand upward instead which is an expensive proposition.

    Of course none of this is helped by the fact that government services and office space in Perth is highly centralised in the CBD rather than evenly distrubuted across the metropolitan area.

    Hello there fellow Westralian.
    Get your butt into the AusPAX thread and put your name down for DrunkPAX. Most of the people are really cool, there's only like one dickhead. And you can avoid the dickhead by staying away from me!

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  • DruhimDruhim regular Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Callius wrote: »
    Like the one I have is this sort of three tiered plug with indents between the tiers. Which is great whilst fucking, but doesn't have the flaring out and back in of the traditional plugs, which is great for keeping them in place. Which is great, especially for public outings.

    http://www.njoytoys.com/products/pureplugs.php

    http://www.njoytoys.com/products/pureplug20.php

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  • zoom. zip. smash.zoom. zip. smash. Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Riding public transportation in Russia was always an adventure. Especially because fierce Russian babushkas often have equally fierce Russian body odor.

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  • RocketScienceRocketScience regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    What do other cities do when there is an ill passenger on the train? Here the train just waits at the station until an ambulance arrives, which can take up to half an hour and backs up every other train on the line.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side regular __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2009
    Riding public transportation in Russia was always an adventure. Especially because fierce Russian babushkas often have equally fierce Russian body odor.

    http://englishrussia.com/?p=2462

    does this happen often

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  • BerkBerk regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Riding public transportation in Russia was always an adventure. Especially because fierce Russian babushkas often have equally fierce Russian body odor.

    http://englishrussia.com/?p=2462

    does this happen often

    good dog

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  • WrenWren regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Riding public transportation in Russia was always an adventure. Especially because fierce Russian babushkas often have equally fierce Russian body odor.

    http://englishrussia.com/?p=2462

    does this happen often

    thats adorable.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    man, those pictures are amazing. wanna shake that dog's paw.

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited November 2009
    I use public transportation
    I don't mind I read till I reach me destination
    sometimes a newspaper
    sometimes a book
    the amount of money I save
    this shit if off the hook

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    be right back, going to write science fiction story about supersmart dogs in the future living on minimum wage

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  • zoom. zip. smash.zoom. zip. smash. Registered User
    edited November 2009
    I never saw a dog on public transportation in Russia, but it wouldn't shock me. The swinging doors in the metro are really, really heavy, so I'm impressed that they don't get their little faces smashed.

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  • edited November 2009
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    I use public transportation
    I don't mind I read till I reach me destination
    sometimes a newspaper
    sometimes a book
    the amount of money I save
    this shit if off the hook

    I got to the point in college that I could sleep the 2.5 hours to school with only a brief, ten minute consciousness interval when I had to transfer.

    I could also sleep the 3ish hours from school to work and then the 1.5 from work to home. I think I missed a stop one time in the 2+ years that I did that.

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  • AshcroftAshcroft LOL The PayloadRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    There was a guy on the bus in a wheelchair last night. He had shit his pants, and the smell was so bad that the driver had his jumper pulled up over his face to try and block it. Thankfully I was only taking a 5 minute journey, it was almost unbearable.

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  • zoom. zip. smash.zoom. zip. smash. Registered User
    edited November 2009
    I was on a bus from Picton to Christchurch once (about 6 hours) and this kid vomited all over the place about 2 hours into it. Apparently he was way hung over and the road isn't friendly for that kind of thing. The driver was a total dick to him about it.

    The bus had no windows.

    I have never hated any stranger so much in my life.

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  • edited November 2009
    not public transit related but still related to the above:

    I was sitting in the mall reading a book and waiting for my wife to finish at the hair cutting place. Some teens sat down on the bench behind me and sort of nattered at each other as teens do. One of them was sort of doing a slow drift to the left and not taking part in the conversation at all.

    He puked about five times and none of his friends even batted an eye.

    Then they all got up and wandered away. It was extremely surreal and disgusting.

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    How the hell did they learn that, I mean,, yeah I know a dog could learnt o get on to a train, but how did they learn that they go to the desired location? they just randomly hopped on one day and were like "oh hey"

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side regular __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2009
    superior soviet education

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Descendants of Soviet Space Academy dog dropouts.

    The dropouts were the smarter dogs, if you think about it.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Poor Laika :cry:

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  • animaleanimale Registered User
    edited November 2009
    What do other cities do when there is an ill passenger on the train? Here the train just waits at the station until an ambulance arrives, which can take up to half an hour and backs up every other train on the line.

    Yeah, DC metro does that. I've been late to work because of that before.

    When I was living in DC for the first time a few years back I was heading to a concert or something and this pre-op got on the metro and sat on a seat opposite side of mine. I have no issues with trannies so I wasn't really paying attention to s/him. A couple of girls started talking to s/him so I was overhearing their conversation, they talked about when s/he was going to get the surgery done and I also found out s/he went by T, just the letter T like Mr. T but without the Mr. Anyway, they start talking about what s/he was doing at Navy Yard and s/he's all like, "Oh, I just went to buy this." and casually pulls out a DVD with a picture of a guy with his donger hanging out on the cover. Hope you're still keeping it classy T.

    A few months ago it was raining pretty hard, I got home from work and didn't take my shoes off for some reason. I start heading down to the basement and I fall down the stairs since the soles of my shoes had become hella slick due to the rain. I ended up banging up my arm pretty badly and got a few nasty cuts along my forearm.

    A few days later I'm riding the train to work and it's pretty damned packed so I had to stand by a pole, said pole bangs against my forearm throughout the ride but it only stings a little bit so I pay it no mind. I reach my transfer station, get on the train, and sit down. I notice this girl keeps staring at me, I'm wearing a brand new dress shirt I had picked up from the tailor the day before so I'm thinking I look pretty snazzy, so of course I'm a bit flattered. I get to the Pentagon and as I'm getting my stuff checked the security guard asks me if I've noticed my forearm; I look and see this large red splotch from where my wound had opened up. Girl probably wasn't giving me :winky: eyes, she probably thought I was going to give her the HIV since all minorities in DC carry it. Or maybe she was giving me :winky: eyes and was one of those Twilight vampire gals. D: And because I know you all want to know this... I was able to save my new dress shirt and we lived happily ever after.

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  • zoom. zip. smash.zoom. zip. smash. Registered User
    edited November 2009
    I ruined a really nice pale red coat rubbing up against some ugly blue graffiti tag on the bus one day. I was displeased.

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  • skettiosskettios regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Bellingham's buses were awesome. Kitsap's buses are meh. I miss Bellingham's buses alot :(

    Although, I do have this orca card now. It's pretty nifty.

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  • DruhimDruhim regular Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    the orca card is convenient, but they still have issues with the card readers fairly often
    like last month I took a bus up to Northgate to do some quick shopping in the afternoon and when I caught the bus back an hour and a half later it didn't include the transfer so I got charged full fare again
    when I checked the transactions online it turned out the first scan which was around 2 pm got timestamped as 7 am

    I've called customer service 3 times about it over the last 3 weeks and first was told it would just be refunded back to my orca card
    then when it didn't show I was told they'd have to send a ride ticket to me instead
    got the email a week ago that the ticket was being mailed to me, should take a day for it to reach me so I figure a couple of days to process and mail it out perhaps
    still waiting

    it'll be great once they get their shit together

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  • skettiosskettios regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    geez. I was hesitant to get one because I was afraid of stuff like that. Kinda forced to get the card in kitsap, as they discontinued paper transfers :(

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  • DruhimDruhim regular Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    yeah, I think discontinuing paper transfers is premature
    and if they're sending tickets out when your card is mischarged, how am I supposed to transfer with the ticket?

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