Well Hi all
Ok, I've had this account for like ages, I finally got around to logging in again.
Decided to actually use this account.
So what shall I talk about, I know, I went to London (England) a couple of weeks ago, so lets talk about the London public transit system a bit.
I don't drive, so I rely on public transit, which here in Vancouver Canada, sucks ass. I spend half and hour to an hour a day standing around (often in the rain) waiting for buses. Most of the time you don't know how long it will be untill the next bus because very few stops have any kind of notification, and the ones that do only notify you about the express buses, I get off the bus on my way home, and on on my way out, at a stop where the express buses don't stop because it's not a major street. Also, the bus drivers rarely call out the stops, I don't see well so I often need somebody to tell me when I'm supposed to get off. And we have no subway system only the sky train which only runs around deep downtown and not anywhere near where I need to go, so the bus is the only way to get to most places, unless you want a cab, which is expensive.
I really like the London transit system, because the Tube goes almost anywhere, I didn't use the street buses while I was there, I didn't need too! And they have the route for the line posted inside the train so you know where you are going. It's very very efficent and makes getting around London extremely easy, you don't have to walk more then a few blocks to get to a tube station from most anywhere.
Also, the Oyster card system is really neat because you can store tube passes on the cards, I buy bus passes at home every month and every month they give me a *new* card and I have to throw the old one out. It would be so much simpler if I had one card I could always use and store passes on. Much less stupid and more environmentally friendly because they don't have to print new cards!
Anyway that's my random rant because I need something to do.
oh yes, and on a completely unrelated note: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070119/D8MOE0L80.html
Way to destroy my faith in humanity, loser. Current Mood: bored