Transportation: How do you get around?

@zoey7879 (3104)
United States
August 17, 2009 7:44am CST
In a city where I used to live, there are busses available from 5:30am-7pm, bicycle trails, and taxi cabs available, as well as the old fashioned driving and walking. However, I met a LOT of people there who refused to walk but also refused to take public transportation because they felt they were above that... Into their 20's and beyond they were demanding rides of their parents. Do you know people who think they are "too good" for public transportation, walking, or biking to go anywhere (even a block down the street)?
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@cainam (493)
• Philippines
18 Aug 09
i usually ride jeepneys and buses..
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Im not sure what a jeepney is.. not by that name anyway :( Care to enlighten me? =)
@inedible (771)
• Singapore
17 Aug 09
No, I don't know anyone like that. I currently live in Singapore, they have really good public transportation here. Can get to pretty much anywhere in the country by a combination of bus, MRT, and walking a short distance. I usually take the bus or MRT (or both, if needed) to where I want to go. If the distance is short enough, then I just walk instead.
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Most of America's small towns and rural areas are deprived of public transportation. The nearest towns with public transportation are 45, 30, and 40 miles away from where I live.
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@youless (91525)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Aug 09
I think the public transportation is convenient here. The main methods are the bus, subway and taxi. Most buses are available from 5:30am - 10:30pm and the subway is served at about 6am - 10:30pm. The taxi is available 24 hours. I love China
• India
18 Aug 09
for me mode of transportation is the Cycle or Bus..i generally avoid cab because its very problem to get it....i generally avail bus when the cycle is banned...i also loved to walk for a while..... so i am comfortable with everything
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@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
18 Aug 09
I do get around by taking public transportation and just by walking. Since I live in a small city the going and coming back to the house is easy. Most establishments are just a walking distance and I can save fare if I just walk to there and ride coming back. When I do grocery shopping or marketing then I ride back. Sometimes my dad or brother would take me in their motorcycle if I would go to a distant place and needs to be on time. Going long distance, I would take the bus.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
18 Aug 09
I don't know of anybody like this, myself. I drive everywhere I go. I live in a small town, anyway. I think just about everybody drives around here. I have seen a few people on bicycles but they're mostly doing this for exercise. We do have what we NWATS (Northwest Alabama Transportation System) for people who don't have any way of getting around. Kathy.
• United Kingdom
17 Aug 09
I'm a cycling enthusiast and I would not give it up for the world! I don't know any people like that but boy, they sound like real lazy so and sos! I don't mind taking the bus from time to time but I much prefer to cycle everywhere as I feel really good after a long ride, a little exhausted but this is part and parcel of being a regular cyclist. I don't know how to drive but I sure would love to learn someday, it's just a question of money and finance, I don't have enough of it at the present time!
@dbabcook (390)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I have had to use public transportation in the past but over the last several years I had purchased a car, but there still are a number of times that I get out and walk or bike to wherever I need or want to go. That is one thing, I have never thought I was to good for public transportation.
• United States
17 Aug 09
I usually drive, but on days I don't feel like it or days that my husband drops our daughter off at the baby sitter's house, I take BART which is the Bay Area Rapid Transit or Transportation. It's basically an above ground subway. There is a BART station not too far from our complex and there is another BART station not too far from where I work. But if I have to take our DD to the sitter's, I drive.
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
hi zoey, I prefer to use public transport to go anywhere. I didn't like to drive because the road always jammed and petrol prices is very high. Can't afford to pay the petrol anymore. I like to use the light rail transit (LRT). There is no jam and it is much faster. The only problem is during peak hours. The LRT always full and there is nowhere to stand anymore. Bus would be my second choice especially where I can get the LRT to go that place. Here, they always use motorbike to go to the nearby place. So, no need to give them a ride. They can go by themselves.
@inutme (372)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
I take the public transportation because it's the only way I can go around, well except for walking. I love to walk, but not when the floor is wet. I hate getting my jeans wet. Taxis here are insanely expensive as they don't use the taxi meter. I have no idea why everybody or the government is tolerating this, maybe somebody is paying them to turn a blind eye? It's insane. I wish I had my own transportation. I miss driving myself around, it's so much more convenient. Public transportation (except for taxis) have open windows and not airconditioned, so you have no choice but to open the windows to prevent suffocation. But most of them belch out smelly dark smoke, so air is really polluted. Plus there are tons of insensitive smokers who smoke their hearts out even if there is a "NO SMOKING" sign inside the vehicle.