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  • The cost of road congestion

    This is a very interesting little infographic: http://www.businessnews.com.au/sites...20-%20v2_4.pdf

    I'm so glad that I only have a 5 minute drive to work nowadays. I'd need a psychologist if I had to do war with peak-hour traffic every day.
    "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice." Albert Einstein

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    I now drive half way to work and ride (pushbike) the rest of the way - its much quicker. Probably only a useful course of action if you have showers at work though

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    • #3
      Holy crap. I will be spending roughly 16 days this year in traffic just to get to work. No wonder when i wake up in the morning and im feeling great until i see the car.
      A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

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      • #4
        Well people will insist on driving everywhere!!

        Oh wait, that surely must have something to do with the crap public transport system wouldn't it?

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        • #5
          That's kinda why I would like driver licensing to get much tougher - less people can get a car = more reliance on public transport = public transport must be improved. It also frees up the roads for the rest of us.

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          • #6
            NBN = more remote working = win win = stupid liberals

            All our staff work from home and it's a beautiful thing

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            • #7
              I ride a motorcycle so I am unaffected by peak hour traffic.
              Spiral out, keep going...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by D'Artagnan View Post
                NBN = more remote working = win win = stupid liberals

                All our staff work from home and it's a beautiful thing
                I think you misspelled 'watch porn at home....'

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by out_in_front View Post
                  I think you misspelled 'watch porn at home....'
                  As long as they do what's expected, and they do, what they do in their personal time is none of my concern

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by D'Artagnan View Post
                    NBN = more remote working = win win = stupid liberals

                    All our staff work from home and it's a beautiful thing
                    They've all got the NBN already?
                    Click here to see my Ducati 999R in the PSB garage... You'll love it!

                    Don't click here to see my ZX9R aka The Ginger Ninja... there's no link!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by D'Artagnan View Post
                      NBN = more remote working = win win = stupid liberals

                      All our staff work from home and it's a beautiful thing

                      I actually asked the local government if they would consider encouraging telecommuting as a method of reducing congestion, emissions, etc. via tax breaks for employers who offer it.

                      They sent back the canned "we have a road strategy" response.


                      Short-sighted arse-clowns.
                      “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rod View Post
                        They've all got the NBN already?
                        No but in areas where there's only RIM access, telecommuting would be impossible. The nbn would put us all in an excellent position to telecomute.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Stoneville View Post
                          Well people will insist on driving everywhere!!

                          Oh wait, that surely must have something to do with the crap public transport system wouldn't it?
                          Absolutely it is Stoney. We don't even have rail to the fucking airport! Look how long it took to get decent (i use the term loosely) transport to Mandurah.
                          Originally posted by tank-wombat
                          Geoff seems like a wise man who's soul will slowly be destroyed by the stupidity of some people
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                          • #14
                            public transport is perth isn't actually all that bad. the problem is generations of building houses away from the existing public transport networks.

                            if public transport is important to you, make sure you consider it when buying/renting a home. don't move into a place, then realise there is no transport and then complain. it's like people who buy a bike, then after the fact realise they can't afford to insure it.

                            i didn't want to waste my life commuting, so i sacrificed house and land size for location. if i could have my cake and eat it too, sure i would prefer a larger house over my apartment but that is the choice i made to be close to transport and services. everyone is free to make the same choice. it's all down to your priorities.

                            and ge0ff - although it would be nice, most cities don't have trains to the airports. the problem with a train to perth airport is that no one will actually use it because they'll complain that they have to get into the city terminal to catch it.

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                            • #15
                              yeah a few years ago I had an idea that a circle route around the city centre would be good - Hillarys to Malaga to Bayswater, to Welshpool & the airport , then back around to Freo... Oh look I just connected most of our Major industrial centres, the airport and a couple of tourist destinations! All without increasing traffic at the Perth train station! And most of the land is there for the taking - the centres of Hepburn, Tonkin and Roe.

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