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Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 19,089
Posted By cooker

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3474 (3659 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
06-12-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By cooker

I don't think this has much to do with Uber. Lyft...

I don't think this has much to do with Uber. Lyft signed a contract with San Francisco to be an exclusive bike share provider and now they and the city are arguing about the details of the contract....
06-11-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,545
Posted By cooker

Even more reason not to go to the trouble and...

Even more reason not to go to the trouble and expense of getting a car on the road if it will only be used occasionally for 5 weeks.

Sounds like you are doing it for other reasons and the niece's...
06-06-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,545
Posted By cooker

Can't she drive the kid, then? She's already...

Can't she drive the kid, then? She's already going to be living with her, has the car, and is way closer to the jobsite than you.
Won't your costs (not to mention your time) be far more than that?...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 19,089
Posted By cooker

I have tried to correct the damage done - people...

I have tried to correct the damage done - people check your data.

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3303 (3437 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 19,089
Posted By cooker

Fixing....

Fixing....
06-04-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,545
Posted By cooker

What vehicle do you use for that? If it's your...

What vehicle do you use for that? If it's your mother's could you keep it at your house for the duration of your niece's placement, if you feel obligated to chauffer her? And if not, because your mom...
05-29-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By cooker

On city streets I see more and more people on...

On city streets I see more and more people on electric bikes, and they come across as a bit clueless or inconsiderate around traffic behaviours and bike etiquette - more likely to go the wrong way in...
05-28-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By cooker

A couple of years ago I went on a guided bike...

A couple of years ago I went on a guided bike tour in France. It was a boat and bike cruise and they provided upright pedal bikes. The guide said that when they offered the option of electric bikes,...
05-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By cooker

I'm a bit overweight and I never bike in jeans as...

I'm a bit overweight and I never bike in jeans as they are way too hot and sweaty. Plus I find them stiff and that they restrict movement.
I actually think it is more "budget conscious" to get...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 19,089
Posted By cooker

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3070 (3201 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3070 (3201 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
05-16-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

Well, then, I guess they shouldn't have moved to...

Well, then, I guess they shouldn't have moved to Las Vegas.
05-15-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

One aspect of discussing mass is discussing why...

One aspect of discussing mass is discussing why we would build it.
05-14-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

Okay, let's talk about that. If 20 Bangladeshi...

Okay, let's talk about that. If 20 Bangladeshi families consume the same resources as 1 American family, then the most efficient way to use population control to improve the resource situation, would...
05-14-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

It's not even about him - he's hardly a high...

It's not even about him - he's hardly a high energy consumer - it's the pass he give his neighbours - I mean if those damn Bangledshis would only do something!
05-13-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

From your source article (emphasis added): ...

From your source article (emphasis added):

This is not to say that lifestyle changes are unimportant;in fact, they are essential, since immediate reductions in emissions worldwide are needed to...
05-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

I know you aren't changing your position so I...

I know you aren't changing your position so I only respond for the benefit of other readers. The notion that "Rail or any other form of transportation has to find a way to stand on its own" is a...
05-04-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

Trains are way better than flying, for short...

Trains are way better than flying, for short distances. The ride is very soothing, the seats are spacious, so far the security is way less intrusive (although that may change), there are no...
05-04-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

On a train you can read, text, surf the internet...

On a train you can read, text, surf the internet or sleep.
05-01-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

I didn't take the Hobby airport into account in...

I didn't take the Hobby airport into account in my earlier post - is it more of a regional airport and would that account for a big chunk of any Dallas-Houston travel?

And of course for a place...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 19,089
Posted By cooker

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2732 (2822 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2732 (2822 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1794...
04-29-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

yes - in any populated area, more people are...

yes - in any populated area, more people are going to be closer to the middle of it than to a spot near the edge. Plus, if they develop a major rail station in Houston or Dallas, more density will...
04-29-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

No, in a typical population cluster it's likely...

No, in a typical population cluster it's likely far more people live closer to the centre than to a spot near the edge....
04-29-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

I only partly agree with that. When I checked...

I only partly agree with that. When I checked the airport websites it looked like there are over 100 flights per day between Dallas and Houston, although some may have been counted twice due to...
04-24-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

No, comparing it to what I suspect would be a...

No, comparing it to what I suspect would be a high volume rail, given the huge number of people who travel frequently between Houston and Dallas and the fact that the distance is ideal for this...
04-24-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

There's no point in being on BF or LCF at all,...

There's no point in being on BF or LCF at all, unless you like debating with other people with different viewpoints. I have no influence on what happens in Texas, but I do find it interesting to...
04-24-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,509
Posted By cooker

1) Self-driving - that would save the company...

1) Self-driving - that would save the company money and possibly lead to lower fares but it wouldn't speed up travel very much as they currently keep the buses moving by switching drivers at nodal...
04-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

How did that work with I-45?

How did that work with I-45?
04-24-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

There is such an option approaching the...

There is such an option approaching the Matterhorn, but that is more of a holiday destination rather than normal travel, and located in Switzerland. There is or was a car train from Virginia to...
04-23-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

In a way, everything is "us vs them", and it's no...

In a way, everything is "us vs them", and it's no different if you are talking about airports, highways or any other mode of transportation or infrastructure - there will always be some people...
04-23-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

The airports may not be able to grow to meet...

The airports may not be able to grow to meet demand, since the air corridors might already be near saturation with 100+ flights per day between Dallas and Houston, but even if they can expand, the...
04-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

If they replace that proposed rail corridor with...

If they replace that proposed rail corridor with new highways or airports you'll lose even more land. Rail is the most efficient use of land. A highway needs a wider right of way for the same volume...
04-23-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

They've been asked - they chose both. It's an...

They've been asked - they chose both.
It's an idea that comes and goes, so I suspect it will be back on your table at some point.
04-21-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

Those are all countries with much better public...

Those are all countries with much better public transit than in North America and most of them have high speed trains, so apparently we dont need to convince them, or put it to a vote.
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04-19-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 21,065
Posted By cooker

For most people, a centrally located rail station...

For most people, a centrally located rail station will be closer than an airport, at both ends, and over the course of 20 or more years, density would buildup in both cities around the stations, but...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 19,089
Posted By cooker

Sasquatch (OR) ____________ 1863 (2050 YTD) ...

Sasquatch (OR) ____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
Bizman (PA) _______________ 1695 (1765 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) _________ 1349.4 (1452.4 total) [33/40]
mgw4jc (NC) _______________ 1314...
02-07-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,369
Posted By cooker

Do you feel the same way about Medicare?

Do you feel the same way about Medicare?
02-07-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,369
Posted By cooker

is it even ideology?

is it even ideology?
02-07-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,369
Posted By cooker

Can you ferry him in a cab if he's in a crate?...

Can you ferry him in a cab if he's in a crate? How big a dog?
02-07-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,369
Posted By cooker

Since you added "and can't drive" this is really...

Since you added "and can't drive" this is really not about LCF - but more generally, how does anybody, with or without a car, access services when they can't take themselves there, in or on their own...
02-07-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,369
Posted By cooker

That's everybody's perspective. I imagine if the...

That's everybody's perspective. I imagine if the most hardcore opiate abstainer was administered IV morphine to improve blood flow in the middle of an acute heart attack, that would take priority...
02-06-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,508
Posted By cooker

THey're doing both actually: spreading out but...

THey're doing both actually: spreading out but getting denser at the core - see eg.How Can Cities Get Denser and Sprawl at the Same Time?...
01-30-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,508
Posted By cooker

I actually used the same link to boost an old...

I actually used the same link to boost an old thread on the topic, but a new thread is maybe better. Here is the old thread:...
01-30-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 24,388
Posted By cooker

Bumped because when we last discussed Olso's...

Bumped because when we last discussed Olso's downtown car-reduced redesign, they were in the throes of start up stresses and conflicts; so here is an update on how it's going now....
01-27-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,168
Posted By cooker

You mention that your SO enjoys coming to the...

You mention that your SO enjoys coming to the park with you "most days" so why not just go on the days that they are willing to go? Don't think of it as depriving the dogs - they're still going to...
01-03-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,443
Posted By cooker

Not really - that website is designed to tell you...

Not really - that website is designed to tell you very little. I did figure out they are based in Spain and have two youngish founders. However there is almost no descriptive text about the company...
01-03-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,443
Posted By cooker

It's hard to get a fix on this Libelium company....

It's hard to get a fix on this Libelium company. Where is it headquartered? Who runs it? What does it do? is is smoke and mirrors or a serious player?
01-02-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,238
Posted By cooker

Who says she values LCF for "status"? She already...

Who says she values LCF for "status"? She already said she might buy a van to support her drumming, so who exactly are you lecturing?

Incidentally I wasn't suggesting she buy a bass to avoid...
01-02-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,238
Posted By cooker

​​​​​So you're basically Meg White :)

​​​​​So you're basically Meg White :)
01-02-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,238
Posted By cooker

You should have picked bass guitar. I'm sure it...

You should have picked bass guitar. I'm sure it is every bit as demanding as every other instrument if you want to get really good at it, but I believe it is the quickest way to develop enough...
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