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How you get around?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Narz, Feb 10, 2017.

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How do you get around your immediate area (to work, see friends, go out on the town, etc.)?

  1. Walk

  2. Bike

  3. Drive a personal vehicle

  4. Carpool

  5. Uber/Cab

  6. Bus

  7. Subway/Train

  8. Motorbike/Moped

  9. Water Vehicle (really?!)

  10. Something Else

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  1. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I take the bus to work or my boss picks me up on his way because it's convenient for him and it's good to be friends with the boss. If my boss is running early or not going into work, the bus gets me to work in under a half an hour, including the time it takes me to walk to the bus stop.

    To get to friends' places and so on I take the bus, or bum a ride. To generally get around I usually take the bus and walk.. I walk a lot.

    To get to other cities I fly or take the bus, because trains in America are not really a good form of transportation.

    I don't mind not owning a car because it saves me a lot of money, plus leads to me walking often, which is good for my health.
     
  2. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    Don't worry, we can put pegs on the wheels and you can stand on those
     
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  3. civvver

    civvver Deity

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    I live in suburban detroit, there is no mass transit and everything is spread out. This is my massive suv for hauling kids around.
     
  4. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Netherlands, the bike for everything :D.
    Since I moved here I don't have a car anymore, so to get anywhere else, I need to take the bus + train.
    A few friends have a car though, and sometimes I rent one, but that doesn't happen too often.
    I miss my car :(.
    Think I've taken the ferry twice in Amsterdam, and that's rather annoying, because it's so slow.
     
  5. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy You gave me my own tail?

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    Ok, but Hygs, yourself, and I need to learn some sweet ass tricks to pull while Perf is driving.

    Spoiler :
     
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  6. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    Let me tell you the answer: I don't move from point A to point B, if I am at point A, point B will move to me! This is how SOHO works.
     
  7. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Does every Anglo-saxon city on the planet now have a SOHO district or what
     
  8. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    Hahaha I was literally thinking about that song in context of this thread
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I bought this 6 months ago. :smug:

     
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  10. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Primarily subway, occasional bus. Glasgow's subway is basically just a big donut, nothing like the comprehensive network you'd get in London or New York, but almost everywhere I'd want to be is within ten minutes walk of the donut, so it works out.

    My theory is, it's just an acronym for "Somewhere Occupied by Hipsters, Obviously".
     
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  11. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    ...a Canada sign?
     
  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    That wasn't for sale. :(
     
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  13. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    Brown line, walk, uber, water taxi, car share, car, cab, bus, bike. Situational.
     
  14. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    So is that a single journey, or...?
     
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  15. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    Whomp's non ownership of a car is its own class of inspiring.
     
  16. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Oh yeah, I do use UBER to get home when I arrive from Toronto late at night and buses aren't running anymore, 5-10 times a year.
     
  17. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    Depends, for sure.
     
  18. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Funny, airport is basically the only time I don't use personal automobile, then I use car2go instead. One-time charge for parking and free shuttle to airport from the parking lot, overall cheaper than uber.

    Took a cab from the airport last week because I had all my snowboarding gear, which doesn't fit in a Fortwo. Cabbie asked me about cabs in Japan and didn't seem too thrilled with my account of how I never had to take a single cab because of how awesome the public transit was.
     
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  19. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    How far is your airport trip? Mine is 15-20 minutes depending upon traffic and costs about $12 with uber. Cabs charge closer to $20. Airport parking $2.50 to $4.00 per day.
     
  20. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Deity

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    I think we have identified the source of the difference here. I spend more than that on parking to drop my gf off at the airport and I'm not there long enough for the engine to cool off.
     
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