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  1. In the greater Seattle area pretentious libtards are always telling people to "buy electric cars" and "bicycle for health and road congestion". Of course you cant find a single bike rack anywhere. Nor a charging station. Mass transit buses only accommodate one or two bicycles at a time. They have "bike lockers", which the city expects you to pay for. Businesses, even those with parking lots, dont have any bicycle storage for its employees or its customers.

  2. 24 hrs a day. Quote: “time is always against you”

    With that said…
    Option A: walking to school takes 20 min.
    Option B: car takes 2 min.
    Option A: Wake up at 6am, leave the house at 6:30. 5 min early til warning bell. 7am school starts.
    Simple right?
    Option B: Wake up at 6:20, leave at 6:50. 3 min early til warning bell.

    School is 6 hrs.
    Workout is 2hrs.
    Sleep is 9hrs. Total: 17 hrs.
    7 hrs left. 9 to 5 day job.
    You see, it’s impossible to make time unless the day is longer like 2 hrs longer. Even then I don’t know if that’s enough to have some free time to relax.

    Time is against you. I prefer car so I don’t have to waste time.
    I prefer efficiency. Carry groceries. No way I’m carrying groceries and walking home. I’m driving home with my groceries to SAVE TIME.
    One last time: Time is against you.

  3. Ban partial automation – including auto transmission – either cars should be fully automatic or fully manual. Then we will have more people taking public transportation / walk and the ones who still drive will know what the heck they are doing. With a manual transmission, you are on the alert always, don't get time to text / be distracted.

  4. Cities have so much potential to be designed for the people who live and commute there but very few cities in the US are willing to make it so. It is tragic.

  5. I moved from Mesa, AZ to Durango, CO for school and the walkability in each city is like night and day. I love walking in Durango because it has a great transit system, safe sidewalks, narrow streets, diversified small city blocks. In Mesa, even when the weather was great, I hated walking places because the sidewalks are scary, roads huge, and everything is a sprawl. I couldn't tell why the two places were so different, but now I do and I hope Mesa becomes more walkable.

  6. I searched the world for a place I can walk to everything I want or need. Saves driving yourself crazy, to find it all. We all accept or choose how we live.

  7. I live in Tampere, Finland. We have a small airport outside the city and there is buses and taxis that can take you there. I found it funny when I saw american tourists hire a car for such a walkable city with good transportation system. Hiring a car in Tampere is not necessary unless you are going to a national park or a small village far away, which I´m hoping they got the car for.

  8. Biking only works to rich white people. Who move into DT areas. There is still no housing for people that would benefit. Only convenience for those who already are privilege.

  9. I don't live in America but I know the feeling of trying to cross over the moter way/highway with my bike going to college, I always nearly get hit and beeped at.
    This is in Ireland by the way which is rapidly modernizing which in my opinion is not a good thing.

  10. Every engineer believes more roads leads to more overcrowding, but they need to make money and designing a more efficient city is extremely expensive, so it’s easier in the short run to just widen the roads.

  11. Hello from Houston, I live 10 miles from my school, but my house is big and the drive is fast, so obviously it’s no problem.

    Also what’s a restaurant, is that like a poor man’s drive through?

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