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What Would Get You To Take Public Transit?

Illustration for article titled What Would Get You To Take Public Transit?

Commuter culture is killing car culture. Traffic makes driving into a chore. Why do we persist in jamming up the highway in our own little transportation cubes?

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Ultimately, we could all just pile into one large transportation cube and get to the same place, but no one does it. No one wants to give up their own A/C, radio, or privacy. We would love to see someone invent buses with their own little compartments so everyone could relax on their own, but that would take a lot of work and money.

What would have to change for you to carpool, ride the bus, or train, or whatever? If you do, why do you choose to?

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The existence of public transit. Seriously — I've been to cities with excellent public transit, and it's the only way to go. Even when I visit DC from Richmond I stop at the Springfield Metro stop and ride the train in; to hell with trying to drive or park in DC. If there were a system in Richmond to get me to work and back (and, even better, to lunch and back while at work) I'd be on it every day.