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Well, what do you think about it?
I HATE IT! 29%  29%  [ 6 ]
I don't like it 14%  14%  [ 3 ]
It's OK 19%  19%  [ 4 ]
I like it 10%  10%  [ 2 ]
I love it! 19%  19%  [ 4 ]
IT'S DA' BEST! 10%  10%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 21

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26 Nov 2008, 1:53 pm

Well, I hate buses, and I don't like trains much. So I'll go for the top option...



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26 Nov 2008, 1:56 pm

How can you hate buses? They're great! Well, the older ones are.


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26 Nov 2008, 3:32 pm

gismo wrote:
Who hates public transport?

Anything that smells as bad as the interior of a Metro bus should be buried six feet down.


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26 Nov 2008, 3:40 pm

I love those old Routemasters that you could jump in and out off

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26 Nov 2008, 3:40 pm

Anyone who gets public transportation in their area should be grateful.

I have to walk a ways..got no car, no taxi, a bus stop that's a long ways from where I live.

You could say we spent a lot of taxes on public transportation and it got us no where!! :?


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26 Nov 2008, 4:01 pm

I live in Chicago and while I try to avoid air travel and prefer subway/elevated trains to buses and commuter trains to all public transportation
I must admit that since I've decided I don't enjoy driving in heavy traffic and trying to find a safe place to park my car, taking the bus doesn't seem quite so bad any more.

For me a bus ride means I walk three houses down to the corner of my block and can catch a bus in either direction within ten minutes time.

I find watching all the total strangers on the bus rather interesting.
None of them ever seem to expect me to converse with them
and they all seem not to have any problem with my listening to their conversations with others in person or on their cell phones.
Its a bit like watching surround TV only there are smells and bus vibrations.



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26 Nov 2008, 4:06 pm

The subject is a leading question.



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26 Nov 2008, 4:13 pm

Fnord wrote:
gismo wrote:
Who hates public transport?

Anything that smells as bad as the interior of a Metro bus should be buried six feet down.

By 'Metro bus', are you referring to an MCW Metrobus (type of bus) or a bus run by a service called Metro?


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26 Nov 2008, 4:14 pm

anna-banana wrote:
I love those old Routemasters that you could jump in and out off

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Oooooooh. I'd love to have a ride on one of those. In fact, I'd like to own and drive one, but sadly that would be illegal :lol:


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26 Nov 2008, 4:16 pm

I live in Zurich which probably has one of the world's best public transport systems, and I love riding the tram or bus or local train line. It's best if you have a season ticket and can jump on and off whenever and wherever you want.

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26 Nov 2008, 4:18 pm

hate=public transport.
am used to go on it [buses] to get to home every weekend with dad but headbanged and meltdowned everytime on them,so gave it up as it is not worth it,ring and ride [disability transport] is just as bad.
am use car or taxi only...or feet,am waiting for own car through motability, but havent got one yet due to the benefit being used for paying off a care bill debt.

am would recommend to those in UK with big public transport problems to see if already qualify for high rate mobility of DLA,as that qualifies self for own car under the motability scheme-need to fit under either [severe mental impairment],[severe behavioral difficulties] or both.
or,try disability transport-minibuses which will take self from door to door [might require user to be on DLA and need to get a pass from them as well] or--if have got a travel pass [the national one for free travel],see if local area has a scheme to swap it for taxi vouchers instead,as am know users on another forum are offered this in London.


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26 Nov 2008, 4:52 pm

MissConstrue wrote:
Anyone who gets public transportation in their area should be grateful.

I have to walk a ways..got no car, no taxi, a bus stop that's a long ways from where I live.

You could say we spent a lot of taxes on public transportation and it got us no where!! :?


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I think MissC made a good point - its a good thing to have,
my issues with it is more when we`re talking 3 hour trips
and its crowded beyond beliefe, its more a people-issue,
so i`m very grateful to have a car



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26 Nov 2008, 5:00 pm

I would like public transport if the buses came more often then once every 30/40/45 mins, continued running after 8pm, and didn't mean at either end of my trip I still need to walk at least 1km :P

In other words, I'd like public transport if it wasn't for the fact you are completely reliant on a car, due to such a poor system here :(



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27 Nov 2008, 3:00 am

anna-banana wrote:
I love those old Routemasters that you could jump in and out off

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Well yeah, I love Routemasters but the normal ones are just rubbish, I'd quite like to ride a Tram but we don't have them here in the UK...



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27 Nov 2008, 3:34 am

It's not that I hate the ride so much, as I hate being trapped with a bunch of strangers.


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