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Should cager expressways be placed underground and out of sight?
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>>1263843
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braess's_paradox
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>>1263843
>>1263861
This means you didn't add capacity in the right place.
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>>1263921
i.e. public transport.
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>>1263928
If that's what you want to call the road network.
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>>1263835
>Why do you want to spend MORE money on highways?
Highways provide more net utility to more people than public transit and are more of an economic multiplier too

old thread
>>1239854
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>>1262986
Last time I found a patch of ice I couldn't even move my arms if I wanted to. I went from vertical to horizontal in approximately .25 seconds, still sliding forward.
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I can across some odd snow conditions today on the creek. We had freezing rain about a week and a half ago, then some more snow after that. Earlier in the week I was out and this spot was snowy. Then wind blew most of the snow off the layer of freezing rain. The ice is perfectly clear and you can see the textured snow underneath it. It was actually nice to ride on though my studs made a hell of a noise punching holes in it.

>>1262990
Yeah, front wheel washouts happen really fast on ice. You are practically on the ground before you realize you are falling.
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Since my heated insole pads were a much simpler build than my heated gloves I decided to take another crack at the gloves. Using techniques similar to the insole pads I got rid of the gluing, external heating material, siliconing and external wires. A few more steps are required but overall a faster build since there is no need to wait while stuff dries. I used double sided fabric tape, and a thin layer of fabric on the inside to keep everything hidden. The extra fabric makes the gloves a little smaller, so it would be best to start with a glove liner that is slightly loose.
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Had a break in the weather. 39 and windy. Was able to do 26 miles but came back with windburn all over my face except my glasses area- so now I look like roadie Kenny Powers.
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Do you trust women pilots?
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>>1263517
Other way around buddy
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>>1262891
Too bad, airlines have decided that adding females to an accelerated pilot training program is exactly how they can train up pilots and cut costs at the same time.
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>>1262881
Do I thrust in female pilots?
Every now and then, yeah, but not while we're on duty.
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>>1263917
Shit, I thought that only IT suffers from this.
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>>1263517
Arabs are good at making teeth.

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>15 minute layover
>Departure gate is on other side of airport
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>>1263947
Bitch I fly at least twice a month. I know how time zones work and I know how to tell time. I think I can figure out when I have a fucked layover. Piss off to a train thread
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>>1263950
>Bitch I fly at least twice a month.
Aww that's cute, mongo-san.

I fly planes for a living and time zones still bite me in the ass every now and then.

Welp, guess we'll just have to leave without you then.
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>>1263911
Some faggots will be delayed, lol.
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>>1263927
>ATL
Running or using the tram, you would be busting it the whole time to get from the outer T-gates to the furthest gates in Concourse E/F in 15 minutes
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>>1263950
>Bitch I fly at least twice a month.
Thanks for making this planet hotter
Why the fuck do you fly so much?

Here's a surefire plan to fix America's failing rail network:
>Break up the major Class Is, redistribute their track to regional, state, and local authorities to better manage the branches of the system and provide employment and service opportunities to communities where the track passes through
>construct interurban and street railway systems in all major cities and integrate them into the regional rail network
>where the track is near large coal deposits, natural gas, and hydroelectric power, electrify the track for improved efficiency and economy
>subsidize passenger and freight operations with a national gas tax
>passenger trains have priority on all track, including mainlines
>all communities over 5,000 population have a guaranteed passenger rail service with trains running at least twice a day
>in order to support the economy, full crew laws will be applied nationwide (5 or 6 man crews for all freight trains, minimum of 3 crew per passenger train)
>railroads must serve any costumer/shipper on their line at cost if requested to do so (like rural free postal delivery)
>ban "labor-saving" technology that seeks to eliminate jobs and reduce safety
>put new construction operations in the hands of Japanese railway engineers to avoid cost overruns, construction delays, and inefficiency

Trains are for people, not profits. Please feel free to add similar suggestions and comment.
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>>1261304
I'd kill for those numbers with Amtrak

The modern us rail network's actually pretty good from an international standpoint (only when you factor freight in tho), but nothing stings more than realizing the us was obsessed with rail until the 50s and had some of the best lines (with the best service) in the world.

Automatic block signals? Invented and used by tje Eastern Railroad. Overhead catenary? The Pennsylvania Railroad didn't invent it, but they sure as hell pioneered the use of it. Automatic Train Control? Pennsy again.

Then we saw the car and threw that all away without a second thought.
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>>1261211
>implying modern corporate railroading isn't filled to the brim with bullshit rules and regulations for employees
inb4 the government created them, who the fuck do you think runs the relevant regulatory agencies? Corporate railroaders and their lobbyist cronies.
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Electricfication and extreme use of eminent domain to get proper high speed passenger tracks laid in areas that can support hsr.
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>>1263941
>eminent domain
Can't there be court battles over this?
Unless the state is actually doing this, I'm guessing that there could be a lot of people not wanting to deal with that stuff.
Another option, and it would require a huge amount of support from the Federal Government, would be turning the required land into Federal Land.
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>>1263914
And you think even more of that would be a better option. Epic


>>1263941
>eminent domain
Large eminent domain projects are usually controversial, can be drawn out in protracted in legal battles, and often are difficult to secure political will for. Don't be so brash


>>1263946
>turning the required land into Federal Land
I view this as totally unforeseeable

Hello /n/, /out/ here.
Last time I was out at Yosemite, I noticed a large amount of bicycle riders, and that there is a lot of bike paths all over, so it seems like a great way to get around and have some fun.
Problem is that I drive a Toyota Mr2, and I do not wish to mount a stupid rack system to haul a bicycle 200 miles and look like a stupid cock doing it.

So how shit are folding bicycles? If I can get one small enough, I can just place it behind the passenger seat.
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>>1256691
The brompton is affordable.
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>>1260232
I always think they're bros because having a rack on sports car means they don't care to own anything else more practical
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>>1255939
an mr2 with a proper rack would look sexy. bad taste, bad thread. you could even /diy/ a horizontal mount over the engine bay, that would look awesome. you suck.
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>>1261052
>horizontal mount over the engine bay
>that would look awesome
Not OP, but it gets verry hot there.
In the MRS the entire engine, gearbox and exaust system sit under there and create a lot of heat, I doubt that it would be good for the bike if you would place it there.
Plus there isn't enough space to mount a bike horizontaly there, MRS is a little smaller than the NA MX-5.
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>>1255939

Buy a bike you can fit in the trunk, if you remove the wheels.

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Confess your sins, /an/. What is the worst you've done to your pets?
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>>1262176
I think its just easier to "take care" of a bunch of cats since they don't need much taking care of. With dogs you'd have to at the very least let them shit in the backyard, which would quickly lead to complaints from the city from the smell.
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I was playing fetch with my dog in the back yard with a soccer ball, I would kick it against the back of the house and they would push it back to me. My mom told me to be careful because I could accidently end up kicking the dog, and literally the next kick she jumped in front of me and got blasted in the face. I'm sorry Buffy.
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>>1261833
What exactly were you thinking was going to happen?
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>>1261833
Bacon r-rrrider?
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Press F to pay respects.

https://youtu.be/2RI_AjeHJPY
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>>1246950
>caring about what people do as long as they get the job done
Take your nanny state, bootlickin fanny elsewhere.
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DUDE WEED LMAO
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>>1257992
>/n/ewfag simultaneously complains about nanny states and defends bloated union practices, more at 11
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The remains of a Rock Island yard

I think it's finally time we discuss this franchise.
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>>1263694
>https://mega.nz/#!BqIBHIAb!HTx39ywzJ0w_558sZNo1Z-TM9XIWgi8VgbhoQiNIiwY
Thanks!
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>>1263693
I was referring to the original ending to "the Flying kipper" but yeah that also kinda happened
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>>1263693
>>1263822
It does strike me as odd that despite that they never insisted they change the end of "The Sad Story of Henry", where the Fat Director says he will be left there "for always and always and always". Even the TV series used that line. Makes Topham look a little weak for going back on his word in the very next story
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>>1263488
Yes. It didn't help that at the end of the first book, Henry is painted blue, which coupled with the artist's inaccuracies made him indistinguishable from Gordon at times. Pic related is the worst offender; Awdry had to respond to a fan letter asking about the inaccuracy explaining Henry had been temporarily fitted with a set of Gordon's square buffers.
I remember as a kid not being sure if the engine here was meant to be Edward or Gordon - even the face doesn't really resemble Henry, who was previously (and since) drawn with a straighter nose.
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>>1263930
Oops, here's the pic.

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This is basically a thread where people can post pictures of a train that they usually get/one that runs regularly in their area, and others can rate their design based on their picture. I'll start:

>northern Irish railways
>CAF Class 4000
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I use this type of train at least twice a week. Very comfy ride. By far the best service on the route.

>>1263684
>>1263724
>>1263752
6/10. Man, I feel like 90% of Anglo trains look the same.
>>1263778
>>1263779
5/10. Those don't look any different to me. It must be the yellow front.
>>1263704
8/10. Subway cars high up on bridges are peak aesthetic.
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>>1263684
>FGV (Valencian [Spain] Railways)
>UTE 4300
They do both subway in the city and light train when going outside. IMHO they look awful for both purposes.
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>>1263851
>Anglo trains
Hold up, these are Irish trains
>Stadler KISS
Nice train. I took an ODEG one regularly in Brandenburg.
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>>1263684
>>1263724

>all these norn iron locals on /n/

Evening lads

>tfw no class 80s
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>>1263913
Class 80 was not a very nice train to use. Slam door system was kinda unpleasant to use, and while the weird bench like seats were softer than that on the Class 450s, I don't think I'll ever like the Class 80s.
Also, Antrim station looks way nicer today than it did in whatever year that was.

Gotta say though that new Enterprise is really comfy though.

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Fortunately no one die nor severely injured.
The accident happened on yesterday's morning which was quite cold and thus the rapid temperature drop have been cited as a possible reason for the problem to occurs to the track and cause the derailment.
When the accident occurs, the train was only 5 minutes away from its terminal, still running on a single track section and the speed was just a bit above 100 km/h
This section of track is relatively new, opened last December that it haven't reach its first anniversary yet.
The Korail president seems to think the use of Jacobs bogie have help prevented the train from overturning in this accident and thus achieved zero death nor sever injury
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>>1263460
Because you don't want to let the retards win?
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>>1262929
thats his fukcing point retard

>>1262796
ride a bike and have good bike handling skill then this wont happemn to you
>t. ride 28mm in snow and ice and even when my tires go sliding and my bike spins out, I hold it together and dont crash or even have to put a foot down cause i am competent at bike handling
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>>1263503
I consider myself a decently competent cyclist, but I will never be this good. I just don't have the nervous system for it.
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>>1263460
funny cause i was originally talking about transportation but then YOU
went off topic because you're so triggered by smug nyan which is
becoming a new meme on many boards

u must just be sore because i btfo of your commie dogma

HILARIOUS HOW YOU ARE THE ONE DERAILING A **DERAILMENT THREAD,** NOT ME
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>>1262796
Snow and ice is probably my favorite way to drive a car in. Car is still easy to control even in bad weather conditions. Can't say the same for others. They panic way too much for their own good.

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Official /n/ vidya thread.

What are good transit simulations out there? What settings do you use for OpenTTD?
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>>1263859
I like Simutrans, been playing since 2002.
It's free and open source now, not to mention tons of mods and its very easy to set up your own autisms.
I like pak128 a lot but there's still a big community for pak64.
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btw nips are fucking mad obsessed with this game that can be scary sometimes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTSndJiNTIo
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>>1263909
I tried once Simutrans, it was 2014 or 2015 maybe. It seemed to me that it lacked visual consistency, and I never really got around to playing it. How is it in current year? How are mods?

Post your favorite paint schemes
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>>1263829
Pic related, Kyneton station in the 90s.

Peak cosy.
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>>1263854
>ywn live in Anarcho-Communist Barcelona
why live?
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>>1263857
that's what they asked too, eventually
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>>1263857
>>1263868
No pic for this feel

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Some politicians in Luxembourg expressed a desire to eliminate fares for all forms of public transportation.
https://bpaste.net/show/88e452af18ce
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/luxembourg-set-to-make-all-public-transport-free-in-world-first-1.3721549
What do you think?
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>>1263886
€2billion vs $85billion?
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>>1263890
Meaning NYC gets twice as much income therefore it's even more feasible in NYC. Of course it would upset NIMBYs and Wall Street 1percenters because imagine how unacceptable it is that the poor ride for free with our taxes! I might not be able to buy a fourth yacht this month!
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>>1263902
*twice as much per head
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>>1263902
Luxembourg is much richer than NYC per capita and the city is much smaller too.
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>>1263908
>Much richer
But the government income per person was only half of what NYC have
>Much smaller city size
But they're doing it for the entire country

/toronto/ thread
we need to keep this general going guys

post subways,streetcars, buses, roads, trails bikes, airports, planes and anything else once it's related to toronto
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>>1263128
Oh alright, yeah I worked in Markham for a few months, was similar to Scarborough desu albeit cleaner
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>>1263133
get outta here merifats
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Pretty comfy
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>>1261272
yeah, fuck people for wanting to make a living.
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So VIA just announced their new trains they will be purchasing for the Corridor Route. Does make me wonder what the fuck Metrolinx is doing, considering the LW and LE lines are supposed to be electrified by 2025 and they haven't even decided upon a train to use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=76&v=5UYBk5ZX30w


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