- Jun 24, 2008
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I'm sorry, but complex how? How would taking transit to the train station prove to be an overwhelming and complex endeavour?
Of course the actual act of taking transit is not terribly complex. What is fairly complex is understanding the psychology/rationale of a large group of disparite individuals who face that seemingly simple decision every day. As an example, I gave my personal choices earlier....pretty simple decision set....throw in just a simple real life addition of, say, "gotta drop the kid unit off at day care" that might eliminate even the possibility of using transit....now I "have to drive to the GO"....oops, there are no parking spots at the GO station....so I have to "drive".
All I was saying is that on a discussion board it is easy to isolate all of this down to a simple "what is "right" " kinda discussion....in the real world, however, it is a bit more complex than that.
Another example I have given in the past is when people make that blanket "feel good" statement that "everyone should just move closer to work"....well, what happens when you fall in love and get married to someone who just doesn't/can't work in the same part of town as you...well, then you have a decision to make about where to live and who commutes.....simple real life stuff that in a discussion board like this sometimes gets left aside.
Not trying to get personal but you seem like a passionate person when it comes to transit and urbanization issues. Yet, you do something every day that you have stated you hate......driving to and from work. Clearly, your personal decsion set (and I don't need/want to know what it is really) does not match the current transit system. It is always a bit more complex than it seems...for each of us.
I don't understand how complex it can possibly be. Get from point A to B in the most efficient manner possible. That's complex?
Unfortunately, the most efficient manner for most to get from A to B is car.
And, I should add: I very much doubt that any transit system in the GTA is worse than Durham Region Transit's operations in Pickering-Ajax.