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    I'm dying to visit Groningen.

    I'm dying to visit Groningen.
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    Mainland Americans are always trotting out the...

    Mainland Americans are always trotting out the excuse that the United States is just too large and spread out a country to be able to build and rely on mass transit like many European and Asian...
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    Here's another cool place. This one's in Lincoln,...

    Here's another cool place. This one's in Lincoln, Nebraska.


    https://youtu.be/nKslYnINwxo
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    As I'm sure you're aware, states are taking in...

    As I'm sure you're aware, states are taking in even less revenue from gasoline taxes now than they used to because of more efficient internal combustion engines, hybrids and electric vehicles. This...
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    We're getting bogged down in statistics. ...

    We're getting bogged down in statistics.

    Automobile transportation in Oregon and every other state is highly subsidized. It doesn't turn a profit. You know this is true, yet you and so many...
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    I checked into this, and it turns out that in the...

    I checked into this, and it turns out that in the state of Oregon the share of road spending covered by fuel taxes, tolls and other user taxes and fees is only 21.8%.

    Gasoline Taxes and Tolls Pay...
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    "A good chunk" doesn't mean the roads are turning...

    "A good chunk" doesn't mean the roads are turning a profit.



    Without good public transit, millions are forced to rely on the private automobile.
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    The most highly subsidized transport of all:...

    The most highly subsidized transport of all: roads and highways.
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    Why not consider Europe? Some of the best cities...

    Why not consider Europe? Some of the best cities in the world for car-free living are over here.
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    I'll bet quite a few ex-homeless can thank the...

    I'll bet quite a few ex-homeless can thank the lowly bicycle for helping them to live a car-free life and pull themselves out of poverty.
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    I wish you lived in my neighborhood. I'm terrible...

    I wish you lived in my neighborhood. I'm terrible at fixing things.

    There's a Nigerian guy who begs in front of the local supermarket. I've noticed that his bike only has one working brake, and...
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    Great thread, except for the troll, so let's get...

    Great thread, except for the troll, so let's get back on topic, as Roody suggests.

    My town doesn't have a service like the one described in the article. Are there places like The Hub in other...
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    That's wrong, and I have my ideas about how to...

    That's wrong, and I have my ideas about how to deal with such treatment of employees, but I won't go into it here because it would be considered controversial and off-topic.
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    I remember working in a supermarket on...

    I remember working in a supermarket on Thanksgiving Day back in the '70s. I was happy to do it because we got paid triple time for working on holidays.
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    It's not only to get to work. Those car-free...

    It's not only to get to work. Those car-free workers might want to visit family members or enjoy their holiday in other ways, and if the buses don't run, they'll be out of luck. I think there should...
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    I stongly agree. +++

    I stongly agree. +++
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    Cutting back service is one thing, eliminating it...

    Cutting back service is one thing, eliminating it entirely is another.
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    The fact that there's no bus service on Memorial...

    The fact that there's no bus service on Memorial Day is an outrage. It shows that Little Rock doesn't take public transport seriously. What are people who rely on the bus and have to work that day...
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    I'm skeptical, too, but I do believe there are some businessmen and women who are concerned, and I'm definitely convinced that there are lots of folks out there who don't give a damn but who would...
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    Why are you scared?

    The last few paragraphs of the article couldn't be more upbeat:

    A view of the future

    Morgan Stanley estimates that a 90% reduction in crashes would save nearly 30,000...
  21. I've being commuting by bike and train now for...

    I've being commuting by bike and train now for nearly a decade, and I've only been late twice, both times due to mechanical problems with the train. My bicycle hasn't let me down even once.
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    Sorry, but you get what you pay for.

    Sorry, but you get what you pay for.
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    Let me be clear: I'm in your corner and in no way...

    Let me be clear: I'm in your corner and in no way endorse any of the statements made by Dave.
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    In the case of trains, perhaps, as Rowan pointed...

    In the case of trains, perhaps, as Rowan pointed out in post 48, there will be no wheels to turn at all, as is already the case with the ultra-fast (but somehow "old-fashioned" in the mind of one...
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    Several times? And you still haven't learned how...

    Several times? And you still haven't learned how to cross at an angle?
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