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Old 04-09-2016, 06:38 PM   #561
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Thankfully it's getting to be a nice city to bike in. Lots of new bike lanes. When I had my bike last summer (before it got stolen ) I gloriously never had to take the TTC anywhere.

If you only have to deal with it once every few weeks it's tolerable...commuting on the King streetcar every day though is a whole other story.
I took the 504 every day in the winter until this year (out if TO for a bit). Thankfully I ride the eastern part of it and usually got a seat. It used to short turn half the time though....oh the rage. Holy fuck. But then they added a single streetcar, and it never happened. I actually miss the 504. Great view over Riverdale park...

But yeah, the city is getting better to cycle in. It couldn't really have gotten worse.

How did a US election thread turn into public transit talk? Is this the most off-topic a thread has ever been?
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I used to live by King/Bathurst (2 blocks west) and most mornings could walk faster to my office at King/Bay than the streetcar would take me. Usually because 4-5 would pass me by totally full before I even got on.

TTC is brutal.
It's not the TTC's fault that the city refuses to remove parking on King during rush hours or give the streetcars their own dedicated signals...by yeah. I know what you mean. I could bike to work and back in the time I spent on the streetcar. But at least TO has transit worth complaining about.

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How did a US election thread turn into public transit talk? Is this the most off-topic a thread has ever been?
I think it started from news about Hillary having trouble with riding subway ( i forgot the details but Michelle Bachmann sure responded pretty quickly) and the statement from Bernie who said you need to use tokens to ride subway in NYC, which isn't true anymore. I think I have turned one of SOI/SOE discussion thread into off-topic chaos that BVS hated so it shouldn't be the rare case of off-topicness, right?
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and the statement from Bernie who said you need to use tokens to ride subway in NYC, which isn't true anymore. hasn't been true in 20+ years
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I had some tacos in San Antonio the other day. One of the best I've had.

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Oh. So maybe it wasn't deep's fault.

It's my fault. Oops.
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I had some tacos in San Antonio the other day. One of the best I've had.

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It's not the TTC's fault that the city refuses to remove parking on King during rush hours or give the streetcars their own dedicated signals...by yeah. I know what you mean. I could bike to work and back in the time I spent on the streetcar. But at least TO has transit worth complaining about.

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King St should just be TTC only. Put cab stands on Spadina John Brant and Portland facing Richmond/Adelaide and the businesses are happy.

The new 518 streetcar will hopefully improve things too. They'll be running the new long streetcars on King from Dufferin to Cherry starting in June (? Soon anyways).
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the statement from Bernie who said you need to use tokens to ride subway in NYC, which isn't true anymore.
I took the opportunity to mention tokens are the most common form of TTC payment besides passes and that set the snowball rolling downhill.
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Last time I visited SoCal (like 20 yrs ago), went out for my best friend's wedding. He was doing his residency at UC Irvine. Went out for a week, he took us (me and 2 other friends who came from Boston area) to where he said were the best tacos in the world, a little hole in the wall at Rosarito Beach, Mexico. He was aghast when all 3 of us said they weren't that good.
The drive through Tijuana was interesting though.

I'm going back to So Cal in August for first time since then (aside from layover at LAX on way to Maui on my honeymoon), so any good taco recommendations (will be staying in OC, hitting Disney, SD Zoo and possibly Universal) are welcome.

At least it'll get the thread off of mass transit talk and on to taco talk.
LOL. The best tacos I've ever had were from sketchy shack in Ensenada.

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Oh wow. Had no idea you live there! I was there for work. Probably will be traveling there frequently this year. Ate at Pappasitos. Probably nothing special but better than what we have in Wisconsin!

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How did a US election thread turn into public transit talk? Is this the most off-topic a thread has ever been?
Probably not even in the top 100.
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Oh wow. Had no idea you live there! I was there for work. Probably will be traveling there frequently this year. Ate at Pappasitos. Probably nothing special but better than what we have in Wisconsin!

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PM me next time. They aren't bad, but there's much better.


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Tacos and transit.

The election got boring real quick
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Tacos and transit.

The election got boring real quick
Big gap till NY primary, fill the void with a taco on a subway train.
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If I have learnt anything from this thread lately, it's that I definitely shouldn't look for jobs in the US. As somebody who can't drive, one of the reasons why I live in Melbourne is because it has easily the best public transport in Australasia, and probably the Southern Hemisphere. Melburnians complain about it all the time, but if you live in the inner or middle suburbs you simply don't need to own a car - and it's often quicker to take the tram or train, or to walk.
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Big gap till NY primary, fill the void with a taco on a subway train.

Yeah but from Texas or SoCal..?
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If I have learnt anything from this thread lately, it's that I definitely shouldn't look for jobs in the US. As somebody who can't drive, one of the reasons why I live in Melbourne is because it has easily the best public transport in Australasia, and probably the Southern Hemisphere. Melburnians complain about it all the time, but if you live in the inner or middle suburbs you simply don't need to own a car - and it's often quicker to take the tram or train, or to walk.
Reading about transport in the US makes it sound like an absolute nightmare, as someone who's well accustomed to taking the train (and the occasional bus) much of the time.
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