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Re: A Republican!!!!!! (was Re: OT: sponge burning!)

Steve Lamb wrote:

> Paul Johnson wrote:
>> You won't know until you go to the transit planning meetings and ask.
> I don't have to go to the transit planning meetings to know what is and
> is not possible based simply on the distance invovled and how public
> transportation operates.

Rather bitch than try and fix it, I see.

>> Most people are not suicidal and would rather not dodge Californian
>> drivers while lane splitting,
>     Uh, nice generalization there.  I only *legally* lane-splitted when
> speeds dropped below 30mph.

That wrongly assumes Californian drivers are safe at any speed.  There's a
reason you have to actually take the test instead of just exchanging your
driver's license when moving to Oregon now.

>> Given traffic doesn't move faster than what you say public transit
>> does anyway, why not throw a lot more high capacity vehicles in the mix
>> to pick up people while they're stuck stopped in traffic anyway?
>     Given that you're making that stat up.  I lived for 3 years in the LA
> metro area and know how often I was going less than 14mph, practically
> never.  Even when I took my /car/ to work and didn't have access to the
> diamond lane I didn't take much longer than with the bike.  On those
> days I attributed it more to the rain than the volume of traffic.

I lived there for five years and very rarely saw traffic get to properly
move if I went any deeper towards downtown than San Fernando.

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