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Old 01-24-2008, 03:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GenKreton View Post
Does public transportation in suburbia have a reputation for being dirty in Canada too?
Oh definitely. Buses are noisy, unattractive, and annoying... or at least that's what people think. I remember when my grandma was selling her house a few years back. Her realtor said that the bus stop in front of her home actually brought down her property value, because most people in the neighborhood didn't want a noisy box rolling by every 20 minutes. Not to mention all the riffraff (like maybe one person) loitering in front of the home!

Talk about screwed up priorities.

It seems to be half our problem that the suburbanites have a bad image of people who ride buses and such.
Defintely. People are scared of social interaction with people not from their cul-de-sac and, heaven forbid, sharing the same air with someone else. When we're in our car we can gun the engine, flip the bird, cut people off, and fight for position in a parking lot because it's not like we have to deal with those people face-to-face.

Taking the bus means we'd have to behave

Last edited by Peakster; 01-24-2008 at 04:08 PM..
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