UK/London: 2010 Public Transport Fares Announced

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  1. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Nice one Boris, really on top of things, you pompous arse.

    [I'm aware it's not all his fault, but it makes me feel better to bitch about it, k?]
     
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    I am considering something similar (not using the system and walking to work more or even cycling). I am amazingly lucky in the fact that this is possible due to the shortness, in London terms, of my commute. I really don't see the value in paying £2.50 (or more, I haven't seen the exact figure) a day to travel less than 2 miles each way to and from work.
     
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    A mile is about a 15-25 minute walk for most maybe more if your rather slow, try walking or cycling(this had the downside that you can melt into your work cloths and stink all day). Its better for your health and you mite end up getting there quicker depending on how much time you spend waiting on that bus coming.
     
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    2 miles only?
    You'd hardly break a sweat if you cycled that… even if dressed in a suit 'n tie. :)
    I do 3 miles (each way) just to get to the gym and shops.

    Get one of these… nice and small once folded.
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    I am finding people these days i talk to are scared of walking more than 5 minutes, i do not understand it. Getting on a bus for 2 miles is insane to me.
    There must be something wrong with a nations mindset that thinks walking 1-3 miles is to much, though i can understand 3+ miles as that starts to exceed 45 minutes.
     
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    I agree. :) Especially with city traffic a bus journey can be a nightmare… then getting down into the bowels of the tube in London is no fun either.

    I just prefer to stay above ground and in the open air as much as possible. Less coughing and sneezing. :D
     
  9. robbieduncan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    To make it clear I don't take a bus. I take a small computer driven train. I have walked it quite a few times. Takes about 45 minutes due to road crossings etc. It only takes 25 minutes door-to-door taking the train. So the basic decision comes down to how much am I willing to pay to save 20 minutes?
     
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    Perish the thought, eh? ;)
     
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    Given the traffic in London I'd be quicker walking some mornings :p London buses are very good as long as you use them at the correct time. Normally that's not rush hour
     
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    :mad: Expensive enough as it is. Wish I lived closer to central London, wouldn't cycle to the local tube station, bike would get nicked/smashed up. Actually I'm not sure if there is anywhere to actually legally secure it.
     
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    Fecking Boris. :mad:


    I couldn't cycle to work. Mostly because the chances of being killed or having my bike stolen while locked outside my Soho office are just way too high*.











    * I say this despite living in North London... :rolleyes:
     
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    So long as the price of a Day Saver on a GM bus doesn't rise outside of London I'll be happy.
    I agree with walking though. My town centre is about 3 miles away and we've made it there in 35 minutes in the past. The only time I started to gain weight was when I stopped walking to town (had no need to go) :eek:.
     
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    I love living in a part of England with free buses. And the buses you do have to pay for have comfy leather seats :)
     
  17. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Where is that or are you over 60?
     
  18. robbieduncan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Well screw em. I walked home. Took 40 minutes door-to-door so quite manageable :)
     
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    I got a nice Giant FCR 3 through that scheme, unfortunately cycling and ME/CFS don't like each other. So I've only used it 3 times...:eek::(
     
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    That bike looks awesome. Truly.
     
  21. star-fish macrumors regular

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    Ha ha...I'm 22 and I live in the Midlands. Cities here are cheaper than in the north and the south but still have good access to all parts of the country ;)
     
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    And the buses are free? Wow.
    *Considers moving north of London*
    Hmmmm.
    Thinks again… ;)
     
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    Yeah but you still have to live in the midlands. :p
     
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    Shh! If they know how truly ace life outside of London is we'll be inundated with cockneys - think before you post, man!
     
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    It's never going to happen, they wouldn't survive without their jellied eels and diamond geezers.
     

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