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It's back boys! We had a great thread going while S1 aired, so let's continue the fun!

>The fuck is this?
Historian Tim Dunn goes to various railways and talks about the history of said railways, and their buildings/infrastructure.
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S2 E1
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1980MAveosJgfO_NoWQhhAdq4PBQslMTQ/view
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Thanks, OP. Please keep posting episodes as they're available!

Reposting aonther documentary from the previous thread that I'd bookmarked:
>The Eight Hundred Million Pound Railway Station
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjQWqWt2cys
It's a compelling six-part documentary series following the refurbishment of St Pancras station in London to receive international trains, from the perspectives of the overseeing architect, the engineers on the ground, and the project managers keeping everything together.
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>>1600317
I never could get past the first episode of that St Pancras one. I always get filtered by fucking Claire and her inability to manage her work group.
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>>1599395
I watched a show like this but it was with Guy Martin, is this better?

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Do many other cities have underground pedestrian walkways to the same extent as Toronto?

https://pathmap.ca/

The PATH is a mostly underground pedestrian walkway network in downtown Toronto that spans more than 30 kilometres of restaurants, shopping, services and entertainment.

The walkway facilitates pedestrian linkages to public transit, accommodating more than 200,000 business-day commuters as well as tourists and residents.

It's a premium feature of downtown life, especially in bad weather and winter.
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>>1600975
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>>1600923
>Just make the street level more ped-friendly.
Why do you oppose giving people a choice?
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>>1600783
The city of Bologna is built with 38km of arcades and covered walkways, specifically designed to keep pedestrians out of the hot summer sun. It works both ways.
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>>1600950
What's the problem with that?
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>>1601094
There's nothing wrong with it, it just seems like an expensive way to make it so people don't have to walk up/down one flight of stairs

How bad stagecoaches/carriages actually are as a means of transport?
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>>1600653
For a while I've been watching videos from this barryhook2 on yt and it seems quite a chilling activity to drive carriages.
The speeds are low thought, it seems that a horse walks at less than 10km/h and can reach 20/25km/h while cantering but only for few minutes.
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>>1600653
They are fun to ride in if they are like op pic and are ran on a road and have a suspension
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>>1600782
Isn't it very stuffy inside, especially in the summer?
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>>1600671
>could it not be updated to the materials and production methods available in the 21st century?
That's not a bad idea, we can also add an internal combustion unit and ditch the horse too
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>>1600999
Theres no glass in a stagecoach silly

The absolute state of American infrastructure

https://youtu.be/9X2A2f6E5DI
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I watched the video and the comments also say that it's fine
Its. A little bumpy but straight track
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>>1597781
and that's nothing compared to the daily electricity usage of a small city, no wonder storing energy physically is so hard.
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>>1597773
>>1598282
>>1598475
>>1598478
Australia already has automated freight trains (UTO, no driver or any personnel onboard)
https://www.railjournal.com/in_depth/rise-machines-rio-tinto-autohaul
It uses a system equivalent to europe's standard:
>The AutoHaul system is equivalent to ERTMS Level 2 and has been installed by Hitachi Rail STS under a contract awarded in 2012 as part of the Rio Tinto Iron Ore-Ansaldo STS Framework Agreement established in 2010.

In other words, all it takes for driverless trains in the US is time.
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I thought about this thread today
lol trains
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>>1600897
Yeah. It took off on its own. Had to get derailed to get it to stop. It also operates in the middle of fucknowhere on level terrain, and slowly hauls iron ore.

There’s something about having a train in the middle of the street that is indescribably Kino

https://youtu.be/9dw9W1rszGE
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>>1600399
Do you realize a train stops much slower than a motorcar/motorcycle/bicycle?
At least U.S. train engineers blast their horns while street running
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street running is even better with a narrow gauge steam train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7g7PRJowzo
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>>1599706
used to live in the SF Bay Area, would regularly go down to Jack London to trainspot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnZ_k6zGYic
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>>1599726
The tracks are still in place i think, just unused.
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>>1599706
https://youtu.be/Q3oaAjH2nC8

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Worth the money over a Alfine?
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>>1600963
Yeah, I've always wanted to see some of those different adapters in use. I don't mind the normal Rohloff shifter, but some people hate them. But it would be cool to use a Rohloff with road levers.
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>>1600516
>There's no beating around the bush here – Rohloff hubs are expensive. Expect to pay US $1600 or 1100€ just for the hub and shifter (complete bikes start at 2500€). You'll need to factor in the cost of a new wheel build too.
what a joke
get a normal bike with a derailleur
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even an ebike might make sense for you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDVwAuyST68
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>>1601009
They both have their pros and cons.
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>>1600830
Absolutely disgusting.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1134710/NIMBY_Rails/
Anything I should know about this game?
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>>1599658
This pic is better
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that you're the developer
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>>1599658
will this game implement an option to make existing networks visible? like if i want to create a service from grand central to toronto or something or if i want to connect my network to existing one like in tokyo.

Thougts on lowriders?
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I had my dad buy one for me when I was in my 11 year old wigger phase but I never rode because it was uncomfortable to ride and way too flashy and conspicuous on the streets of suburban England.
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>>1594450
Any pics?
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>>1590308
Just wear pants dumby
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>>1510032
damn ese yours looks so comfy and well-designed, the color is cool too. Kinda jealous ngl. Congrats loco.
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>>1503639
they are ghey

post cool transit hubs

I'll start with glorieta insurgentes which combines metro and brt.
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>>1600629
breddy gud
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>>1600732
>Public pianos in train stations
Oh fuck I forgot about those, whoever had the idea should be shot.
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>>1600928

Way better than the niggers in my city who either drum on plastic buckets or have switched to bringing in speakers and a laptop, playing their shitty music on it, and demanding money for their "DJ work".
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Just by sheer number of options, would utrecht centraal be considered one of the best in the world? What are some truly top tier transport hubs?
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>>1600928
Couldn't disagree with you more, I think people playing music in public, on a public instrument, is only a good thing and we don't nearly have enough of it.

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When you see it

Previous thread: >>1485067
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Ahem... Hello gentlemen riders and the sundry sophisticates of /n/, perhaps we should discuss the proper and mature side of cycling, unracing. To all those that say no to consumerist frivolity and yes to beauty, utility, humility, and craftsmanship. We welcome all who see through the lies of the corporate disposable plastic racer agenda and choose to just ride on fine steel velocipedes
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>>1557996
>>1557902

I just bought a bag for my rear rack, but now I'm thinking a milk crate might be better...
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>>1557996
You think this is a race?
THIS IS NOT A RACE!!!
Fuckwit
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>>1599298
Those are track wannabes. If you ride on the drops a lot then get drops otherwise use flats
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>>1599265
The advantage of the drop bars is the easy and more comfy tucking in when in the drops. Makes you more aerodynamic so headwind, crosswind and rain is less of an issue. Also you can go a bit faster with more control.
Also good alternative is the bullhorn bar, two hand positions, forward position offering the more aerodynamic position but not as much as drops.
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>>1599360
>no one commutes in the drops of track drops.
I used to work with a guy who did. Nitto B123AA bars, no wrap, no brakes. That dude was an absolute tool.

>>1599389
>I'm thinking a milk crate might be better
I never liked em. I had to throw my leg up so high to clear the crate, and that's on a 60cm frame. I imagine it's worse if you're a short person.

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Help me bros, I am a senior in an urban planning undergraduate program and I am scared shitless for my job prospects. The limited amount of job postings and the amount of doomer posting on planning subreddits is also making me regret my career choice despite my love for the field. I am looking into land surveying, real estate development, and geospatial technician stuff as alternatives but I feel like jobs in those fields are limited as well. Any anons have luck finding jobs with a similar degree?
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>urban planning degree
>It's a B.A.
commit suicide
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My dad’s a planner and he makes over $200k a lot of years. But that’s because he runs a consultancy and focuses on hazard mitigation stuff, not zoning/development/transit.
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>>1599469
>USACE
God i fucking hate those motherfuckers
t. electrical engineer working on one of their projects
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>>1598901
You got a giggle out of me OP
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>>1598901
>I feel like jobs in those fields are limited as well
You haven't even checked, you pussy!

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Is your city building more rail lines?
Yes, my region is making multiple new lines. A 6km subway and a 16km elevated line for a total of around $6 billion
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>>1591420
From Baltimore here all I have to say is FUCK HOGAN should have had the red AND purple line by now
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>>1594816
>someone in the TTC decided to build another line incompatible with the majority of the network to save on the initial cost of rolling stock without thinking about the future again and its gonna bite them in the ass when they have to maintain 3 incompatible fleets of rail vehicles all because someone wanted to save a few bucks on initial costs
Maintaining a train is about inspection, parts replacement and wheel grinding. Once its required adicional maintenance center (separate lines each with their fleet) standardization doesn't really matters. You're not getting discounts for buying parts for two fleets instead of one.
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>>1559443
Really? In my experience certain conservative local politicians (mind you, not all) refuse public transit expansion plans in favour of the status quo or better roadway infrastructure in the form of highways. Perhaps the fact that I live in NA vs the UK has an effect on my perspective on things
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>>1594816
Finch West and Hurontario LRT will all be compatible technologies
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>>1594885
Jane LRT would be wicked
it would have to be tunneled though

What is the most crazy, out-of-the-box idea that could complete revolutionise urban transportation? I’m talking real wonk shit
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>>1594409
blimptrain
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>>1595311
I'm sorry anon but I don't see any reason to cringe. It might not offset the costs, but it's not a bad idea at all.
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>>1599795
epic upboat bro
upboating your upboat :)
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>>1599010
Heinlein in my formative years really set me up to be disappointed in reality
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>>1594409
I still think finding a way to utilize roller coaster technology is a good way to effectively create cheap transit options for smaller cities.

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Well the covid virus seems to have not only killed the collectible bike market, it seems to have made just go away completely.
I have several places I check every day for bikes that fit this category and not one has popped up in months.
I cant even evaluate prices because nothing is being listed.
What the hell ?
Has anyone had any different experience than this?
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>>1590865
just wipe it off with your mouth and then spit it out before you drink
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>>1590865
its actually to squirt soothing balm on your nuts after you smash your crotch on a drop the suspension can't handle, like doing a full send off a 2" curb or some shit
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I've resorted to just stealing bikes. Can't be traced like cars. One Scott hardtail and another Jamis DS just this week.
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>>1517784
Nah, my guess is around spring when everyone wants to clean and they still have the giant bike in their living room they only rode twice because they HAD to have it during pandemic but didn't ride it all winter because ICKY. Now they're vaccinated, can get ubers and drink again so why keep it?
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>OUT OF MY WAY, THIS MUP IS FOR RACERS ONLY! SLOWPOKES MOVE ASIDE!




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