A large portion of the rush hour traffic has to be attributed to people living outside of town in suburbs. That’s natural for any major city, as I would like to think that most of us appreciate clean air and quiet when we’re not at work (I guess I’m a freak, I appreciate those two AT work as well, heh)
Anyways, in these panicky days of environmental suspense, everyone says “Take the train” or “take the bus”… (children, look away now, this is going to get ugly) – What retard actually believes that this is going to help? How stupid can you be, if you believe that those of us living outside of the city centers are willing to leave the car when
- There’s no (safe) parking to accommodate every commuter. The habitual morning “fight” to get to work starts right there, constant fear of not finding a spot to park your car is frustrating. For those living in the northern parts of the world, such as myself, parking your car outside means you’ll have to scrape off snow and ice when you get home, tired from work.
- Never mind frequent departures of trains and buses, when you commute, you regularly fight the same people for a chance of getting a seat. You recognize all of the people at the station, they’re the same every day, they commute just like you, yet, they’re enemies, looking to take that seat you so sorely wanted…
- Even when you occasionally win a seat, the stench of far too many people crammed into that train or bus, just makes your breakfast want to jump off at the next stop. It disgusts me how train companies can cut costs so far. And when the morning is bad, you know that the evening is going to be horrible.
There are only two options for people today, you can live with it, and be a complete looser, or you can take the car, and be an environmental jackass. Either way, you loose, and either way, you’re not to blame.
Let me dream a little:
Give me somewhere near the train station to park my car that is under a roof. Keep backup train wagons and extra buses and use them dynamically so that everyone gets a seat. Make me want to take the train to work, and I will.
Choking our economy by raising the prices of gas, upping the cost of ownership for cars, and placing toll charges all over may reduce the number of people that can afford to have a car, but you’re really only hurting those that are trying to raise children in a healthier environment, away from the city centers. They depend on cars, and are usually not the richest people on the planet.
There ya have it, my two cents on commuting.