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an adventure on public transit

over the years public transit has really gotten a bad rap and I am certainly guilty of turning up my nose at public transit.

Today I decided to go on a bit of an adventure and walked from my house to the san leandro library and then took bart to downtown Oakland for lunch and then took the bus home. I didn't time it but the whole trip didn't seem to take that long, more importantly I found the whole experience rather pleasant and relaxing.
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HOLD. THE. PHONE.

breaking news: sheltered white suburbanite takes public transportation...nothing bad happens. even finds it pleasant and relaxing.

more developments at 11.
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over the years public transit has really gotten a bad rap and I am certainly guilty of turning up my nose at public transit.

Today I decided to go on a bit of an adventure and walked from my house to the san leandro library and then took bart to downtown Oakland for lunch and then took the bus home. I didn't time it but the whole trip didn't seem to take that long, more importantly I found the whole experience rather pleasant and relaxing.

You've clearly never used the bus system in Austin.

For any trip connecting two points more than a block apart, you're looking at at least an hour, if the buses go anywhere near both of them at all, which is a big if. If you needed to go across town, or to the airport or something, more like three hours, once you get to the bus station.

I can't imagine how anyone actually uses the buses as part of their daily life. It barely beats walking, and is a hell of a lot slower than riding a bicycle.
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HOLD. THE. PHONE.

breaking news: sheltered white suburbanite takes public transportation...nothing bad happens. even finds it pleasant and relaxing.

more developments at 11.

I am not white and I have lived in oakland CA most of my life hard to call that a suburb. I take bart all the time but I rarely take the bus.
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I will take pics next time I guess I was trying not to stand out
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You've clearly never used the bus system in Austin.

For any trip connecting two points more than a block apart, you're looking at at least an hour, if the buses go anywhere near both of them at all, which is a big if. If you needed to go across town, or to the airport or something, more like three hours, once you get to the bus station.

I can't imagine how anyone actually uses the buses as part of their daily life. It barely beats walking, and is a hell of a lot slower than riding a bicycle.

yeah I imagine gas in Austin is not 4.30 a gallon yet but thats becoming the going rate in the bay area its certainly enough for me to start exploring other transit options. at 5.00 dollars a gallon I think I would only drive as a form of entertainment
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I am not white

yes you are

you're a goofy looking DC look alike cali
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yes you are

you're a goofy looking DC look alike cali

really not sure how to respond to that ok ...
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you ARE white...


aren't you?

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public transit is cool you can read books and listen to headphones and stuff or just nod off for a while. it takes longer but really what else do you have to do.
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also you dont gotta find a parking spot
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public transit is cool you can read books and listen to headphones and stuff or just nod off for a while. it takes longer but really what else do you have to do.

not to mention the productivity, comunications and entertainment options offered by modern smartphones
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