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    I am aware of the poor condition of our roads. I...

    I am aware of the poor condition of our roads. I ride the buses each day and they take a pounding on the roads and sometimes the shock is so great, going over the pot holes sound like an explosion! ...
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    +100000000 I also want to add that even...

    +100000000

    I also want to add that even though the roads looked in bad shape, it didn't matter because the tram was on smooth rails. Cities did not need to spend millions fixing roads...
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    I happen to think the easiest e-bilke solution is...

    I happen to think the easiest e-bilke solution is the Copenhagen wheel. The batteries and motor are all in one and it's not that heavy. This is a tool for the carfree but unfortunately, they...
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    1900 Tram Ride Through England

    Here’s another good video on how the carfree life was over 100 years ago. Unlike the other videos I posted, this one really shows what it was like to live without motor traffic. There are NO cars...
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    +1 I used to have six bikes and living in...

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    I used to have six bikes and living in an apartment. After a while, I would get sick of the bikes and sell them all! Then I would start buying new or used bikes and do the whole thing all...
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    Good Post. The writer pointed out in the...

    Good Post.

    The writer pointed out in the survey, many households were in communities without transit. Why would anyone expect them to give up their car?

    What's needed is to focus on...
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    After my accident, my heart was very week to the...

    After my accident, my heart was very week to the point where walking up stairs took all my breath. Even sitting at the office, I was still taking deep breaths and people noticed. I was very...
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    You have a good imagination. Here's the...

    You have a good imagination.

    Here's the problem.

    1. The APPS will need Data on all the time -- If the app is going to do all these tasks, it will need to be pulling data constantly. ...
  9. Agreed. There are plenty of options to...

    Agreed.

    There are plenty of options to recharge a non AA or AAA Garmin on the road.
  10. I haven't used a paper map or cue sheet in over...

    I haven't used a paper map or cue sheet in over 10 years and I'm not going back. I have no trouble using the Garmin Legend and it's strange people are having all these problems. I think you might...
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    You don't have to carry the Camelbak bladder on...

    You don't have to carry the Camelbak bladder on your back! I have a front handlebar bag and that's where the bladder full with ice water goes. I leave the Camelback bag at home. Again, you only...
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    +1 An electric bike costing 3-4K that can...

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    An electric bike costing 3-4K that can get 50 miles is going to be quite heavy! There is no way people are going to carry a 70lb bike up a 4 story walkup! You need a house with a garage...
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    There's no need to invent the wheel. We...

    There's no need to invent the wheel.

    We already have an abundant selection of electric bikes available at 4K. The market is very small but I would avoid buidling one and just become a dealer...
  14. +1 Detroit has a two tier bus system. The...

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    Detroit has a two tier bus system. The Smart system for the suburbs has new buses and a professional website where one can track them using a smart phone. It doesn't pick up passengers...
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    The Garmin GPS units like the Etrex use batteries...

    The Garmin GPS units like the Etrex use batteries but don't have the wide screne like the ones you see in a car. However, it's not the end of the world because if you construct your route on your...
  16. Quite sad. It looks like you'll have to catch...

    Quite sad. It looks like you'll have to catch the train for one stop to get across.
  17. Thanks Ferdinand: It's not dangerous during...

    Thanks Ferdinand:

    It's not dangerous during the day. Seriously. As Ferdinand said, you don't have to go under the Skyway and use the regular path through Lincoln Park. Jersey City spent a...
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    I told my story once before. I inherited my...

    I told my story once before. I inherited my father's car and 15 years later, it died on the street. I was unemployed at the time so the car was taken by the junker before it would start getting...
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    The OP should have joined cycling 15 years ago...

    The OP should have joined cycling 15 years ago when 1K did buy a very good road bike with quality components. Today, $1,000 USD buys a decent frame with low end components. The sweet bikes today...
  20. Years ago, my employer wanted to throw the entire...

    Years ago, my employer wanted to throw the entire department out so they decided to relocate 50 miles into the suburbs. It required taking an additonal commuter rail and a bus to reach the new...
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    This paragraph reads like it came directly from...

    This paragraph reads like it came directly from the marketing department. These theories have no scientific basis at all. If Snell wanted to make their point, they should have taken 1,000 (or more)...
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    5. Too dangerous to ride in rush hour traffic.

    The bike I use the most is a 3 speed from Bikes Direct. However, it came with a chain cover that works great.

    You can Google all the...
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    I guess I'm late to this one. In the next five...

    I guess I'm late to this one. In the next five years we'll see.

    1. Better Transit Apps -- Transit Apps for smart phones still have a way to go. They are not 100% accurate and get confused if...
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    Yeah, I would like to see someone take the...

    Yeah, I would like to see someone take the Pittsburgh bike share 3 speed up Canton Avenue!
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    I said long ago that I would sign onto the...

    I said long ago that I would sign onto the Citibike program in New York City instead of using the subway. However, I'm too lazy even though it would pay itself off in 3 months! I'm spoiled with a...
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