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    Senior Member Ekdog's Avatar
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    Places that you should never have to drive to.

    Smug, car-bashing cyclist and public transport user.

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    Everywhere is walking distance, if you have the time.
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    When I go to vote, my bicycle is the only one there. The parking lot is filled with cars.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FenderTL5 View Post
    Everywhere is walking distance, if you have the time.
    - Steven Wright -
    Very true, my great-grandfather walked from St. Louis to Tombstone, AZ
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Neat blog; will have to read into it more.

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    All of those SHOULD be close enough that you don't have to drive but unfortunately sometimes they aren't.
    I don't have insurance and I live in the east bay area. Most of the free clinics are in San Francisco which is pretty much impossible to ride my bike to.
    However I can bring my bike on the bus or bart.

    Do you guys consider using public transit living car free? I assume so. I sure do.

    Anyways the healthcare thing is really hard for me as I don't own a car.
    If I get hurt seriously or become seriously ill I have to pay thousands of dollars for an ambulance unless I can find someone to drive me because the only hospital that will take me is 20 miles away.
    Unfortunately, I don't think this is going to change anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryfe View Post
    No not so far.
    Currently working an unpaid internship and I did apply for obamacare before the cutoff but they keep making me jump through hoops and delaying the process and i'm not sure if I will ever get it set up.
    Is public transit very expensive in the Bay Area? I mean, is it very affordable for people with low paying jobs to take transit to work? I know that even buses are expensive in some big cities, let alone light rail, commuter trains, or subways.


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    I deleted posts that discussed health insurance and were getting political. If this turns into an insurance discussion it will be moved to P&R.
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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I deleted posts that discussed health insurance and were getting political. If this turns into an insurance discussion it will be moved to P&R.
    Thanks--I think that's a good way to handle it. I'm sorry I helped move things that way. I don't know what I was thinking!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Is public transit very expensive in the Bay Area? I mean, is it very affordable for people with low paying jobs to take transit to work? I know that even buses are expensive in some big cities, let alone light rail, commuter trains, or subways.
    Transit to SF IS $3.50 or so from Oakland and quickly escalates. The train to Silicon Valley from SF is about $10 each way. So not particularly cheap. Monthly local bus passed are about $80 but we have about 20 different agencies. For me to take transit to my office the whole way it would require 3 agencies and about $10 each way.

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