In the city you live in, what is public transit like? Is it convenient and reliable?
I live in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, population half a million. The only transit we have is the bus system and it is not very convenient nor is it reliable. Close to 90% of the population commute by car. Now that the population in this region is increasing, there are more cars, and hence traffic congestion. The bus system is being improved slowly and there are plans to build a light rail transit. It is thought that improving transit will discourage people from driving in this region.
I live in Jakarta, a big city with 12 million people at working hours and 8 million people after working hours. Public transport is very bad, do you want to drive your car? in the "city" you face heavy traffic jam..
I live in London, within .5 to 1mile I have a main line station into London and to the North of England, I have two Underground stations (perhaps one of them is 1.5 miles), these stations are direct into London 20-25 minutes depends which stop you want. I have 9 bus routes into central London and suburbs. London has a Congestion Charge for cars and commercial transport, so instead of public transport congestion it is congested with buses and cabs. Me I love the Underground, fast and free for me I am over 60, so we recieve free travel. Is it reliable, it is, is it convienient, I think it is. Of course some do not agree, perhaps because it is packed in rush hours, but what can you do. An Underground train comes every 5 - 6 minutes on most lines.
by Takako Komori 10 years ago
To all hubbers living in the U.S. or Canada, how convenient is public transit where you live?Do you rely more on public transit or on your car?
by Sheena C. Vang 6 years ago
What's public transit like in Miami, FL?I want to travel to Miami later this year, but I won't be driving. I'll be taking a flight into the city and hope to use public transportation, but I'm not familiar with the city and it's transit system. I plan to stay in the Miami Beach area, but would also...
by agusfanani 7 years ago
What is the most favorable public transport in your city ?Although I find it crowded most of the time, but train is my favorite public transport. What about in your city, what is your favorite public transport there ?
by ngureco 6 years ago
Should there be separate seating for men and women in public transport?Is it a good idea to prohibit one from sitting next or adjacent to opposite gender on public transport? Should there be designated seats for women-only on public transport?
by lady_love158 9 years ago
http://biggovernment.com/wshughart/2011 … amanomics/Okay I know Obama is a harvard graduate but if he is really that smart where does he get his bone headed and ridiculous ideas?? This is latest nonsense... people in the USA don't take trains and to ride this boondoggle will likely cost more...
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