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Daily Polls

Poll From: 05/22/2013

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How do you typically get around to go shopping, go to work, or go to school? Submitted By Xemik, ENG
By car, van, truck or SUV.
By motorcycle or moped.
By public transportation.
By walking or biking.
Other.
I don't.
Vote
Comment on this poll
CreedsAngel
on 05/23/13
Also not supprised.
kyire126
on 05/23/13
I'm Not surprise by the votes
caliana
on 05/23/13
I just noticed that this says i didnt vote on Tuesday, but I did. Was there something wrong with the poll 05/21/13?
heatherwheather
on 05/22/13
Lilyfireb liked this  
Most people live too far to be able to walk to work and by the time you got there you'd need another shower.
Dayinara
on 05/22/13
triathlon29 and 2 others liked this  
I don't sweat much, and to me anything within 5 miles is reasonable walking distance. I also can't drive (no license or car) and so walking is usually the only option for a lot of things. More people should try it. It's healthy.
sammy0354
on 05/23/13
20 miles is far too long of a walk. I can run 10 miles, however I prefer to drive to work. Walking 20 miles in high heels is not something I find plausible.
Miledys
on 05/23/13
triathlon29 and 1 others liked this  
public transportation
IAmMcSwaggins
on 05/23/13
mahaffey and 1 others liked this  
teleportation
carmelbunny
on 05/22/13
truck
Chrissay101
on 05/22/13
Chevy rules!
lilloony
on 05/22/13
I drive a Subaru
avalle4264
on 05/22/13
tfjparadise liked this  
car
wcamp15
on 05/22/13
by truck
Peggoh
on 05/22/13
mahaffey liked this  
Suburbs. The car is the only way to go anywhere.
XxCkelly1316xX
on 05/22/13
triathlon29 liked this  
What about those who skate? :3 That's what I plan on doing in College. :P But I know a good amount of awesome people who skate as their main source of transportation. :3 ^.^
XxCkelly1316xX
on 05/22/13
I mean using a SkateBoard, LongBoard, Crusier, Ect.
Mojooooo
on 05/22/13
:)
karanfriend
on 05/22/13
Public Transport or Car
patti4free
on 05/22/13
Where good public transit options exist they are used and they aren't as stigmatized. In areas where it doesn't people use what gets them there. In those areas the stigma persists to some degree because using public transport just isn't realistic if you have another option. Where it is, and especially where it has been available a long time, its used and mostly de-stigmatized At home it usually takes 4 to 10 times as long by bus rather than car. bikes can be distance prohibitive for most. The stigma persists because only people who cant afford cars are willing to make the time sacrifice. Usually the lowest income sector. Until good, economical, fairly convenient public transport is widespread it wont gain in popularity. Some progress is being made. Short jaunts may be by bike a But many places a car is the only reasonable way available today to get where you need to go. I love using public transit where its a viable option. London, San Francisco, etc.
Bree55
on 05/22/13
By car if i'm not getting into accidents
mickicmickster
on 05/22/13
I'M NOT SURPRISED MOST AMERICANS HAVE CARS.
patti4free
on 05/22/13
triathlon29 liked this  
I think the problem is that so many suburban and semi urban communities were designed during Pthe baby boom. Prior to then, much transportation was public or shared. With the sudden abundance of cars and cheap gas, with no awareness of the long term impact the car became an American institution. People who couldn't afford one WERE stigmatized, and its difficult to erase that image because it held true for 40 or 50 years. Los An sgelesp had a really great public transport car system. I think it was called the red cars. It was ripped out to make driving easier..among other things. People in many areas rural or not simply don't have access to a reasonable commute time on public transport. In san Francisco who retained its public transport, Its well used, and is often faster than driving. People with long commutest are starting to do the bulk by rail, then are being met by car for the final leg of the journey because it makes sense.
Lizistheshizz
on 05/22/13
car
DesiKiller
on 05/22/13
heheh
Marmin13
on 05/22/13
Car
makeuplala
on 05/22/13
in my carrr.
FireSpikes
on 05/22/13
laciejay and 1 others liked this  
Bacon!! it's the answer to everything!
AmberJeanx
on 05/22/13
cheese
annw1971
on 05/22/13
I voted other because I use a combination of walking, biking, car and bus depending on distance and weather.
maryspost
on 05/22/13
some of us have kids and drive a long ways, you can't bike 3 teens 24 miles one way........duh.
chocolatebar12
on 05/22/13
fgdgdxfghdf
totalbucks
on 05/22/13
there are more vehicles own than having to pay for traspertation.
Cina5::2013-05-25 07".."+
on 05/22/13
I take the train...
griffman99
on 05/22/13
Wow
SLC31
on 05/22/13
useless information unless they give ways for seniors to get around in local areas as well as others.we have transportation with bus that will come to your door if you call ahead and it's .25 cents each way depending on income and is funded through a government grant.we live in greene county oh.
cashcollector14
on 05/22/13
Gaderseven and 14 others liked this  
That was no surprise as to the highest answer .People need to walk or bike to work more often or use the public transit stations and find work closer to home.
sammy0354
on 05/23/13
You shouldn't be so quick to judge. I live where I live, because rent is more affordable. Even though gas is higher.
Beenut
on 05/22/13
My job is forty minutes away, but I agree completely.
Arduino96922
on 05/22/13
I do bike sometimes when the weather is good.
cklimson
on 05/22/13
I am a proud walker of 2 years. However, It's not easy hauling a lot of groceries. & I don't have children.. You can imagine I would have a car if I did. Great exercise, but can't bring my cellphone if it's raining. :/
maryspost
on 05/22/13
nevroth liked this  
LOL ok then......so I'll find a job out here in the woods, and bike my 3 kids to school......ummm
amhale11
on 05/22/13
I live only a mile from my work, but I have MS and rheumatoid arthritis and I'm unable to walk or bike to the office.
rxxxxxe
on 05/22/13
That's a joke. My neighborhood isn't safe at all. I've tried walking, and had many not-so-fun moments. Never again. I'll stick with my car.
beben
on 05/22/13
I was just about to comment that I wish I could walk more to certain places I need to go to. It not only helps the envriment but my health also.
kmhagen
on 05/22/13
sammy0354 and 1 others liked this  
I drive a gas gussling sports car. I am a horrible person, but I can live with it. I added the last part to save you the trouble of telling me as much.
ChelseBrun
on 05/22/13
Um... I live 5 miles from work. The only work closer to me is in my own yard or the neighbor's house, since town is 5 miles away and moving is highly impractical. To bike, it will take 30-45 minutes one-way, through quite a few places where some creep could grab me and no one would know. It's dangerous to bike to work, not to mention time-consuming. And, in the middle of nowhere like here, please explain how I can use public transit? It doesn't exist...
stevi
on 05/22/13
nevroth and 3 others liked this  
I prefer the safety and convenience of traveling by car. Biking, walking, and public transportation can be dangerous. I have never been mugged and I am perfectly happy to avoid that experience.
annw1971
on 05/22/13
I can see why you feel that way, but it's "funny" that thousands are killed and car accidents and even more injured each year. You're likely safer in almost any mode but car. Convenience, though, that's true for sure.
TimCanterbury30
on 05/22/13
bluela and 1 others liked this  
Easier said than done. Where I live in Sacramento, public transportation is notoriously unreliable and simply can't be trusted upon to get a person to their job in a timely manner. Many people have little alternative but to drive to work.
MrsJTubbz
on 05/22/13
justmeocala liked this  
some people prefer to live in the country away from stuck up, nosey neighbors. its a pretty butthole thing for you to say that. we get exercise different ways.

with our back curvy roads, its dangerous to walk anyways.
bluela
on 05/22/13
Some people in the country still have stuck-up, nosy neighbors. :) Unfortunately, that depends more on the neighbors than the place you live. I've had irritating neighbors and totally anonymous neighbors and even the occasionally friendly neighbor in every place I've lived.

You also make a good point about the danger aspect. In the country, the roads aren't as well lit or necessarily well-groomed, Drivers may not be expecting to see you hoofing it, or biking at night (even if you have lights, there aren't bike lanes or anything!), and the roads aren't the safest for biking on its own. Many a time I've hit ruts and gone flying, along with the contents of my basket.
hkwahl
on 05/22/13
bluela and 6 others liked this  
If you like potable water, you don't want my husband finding work closer to home. He's a tech for the water department, and those jobs are almost always away from town and nowhere near a bus stop. Even if busses were available, if you've got a fire hydrant shooting water 100 feet in the air, or a sewer leak anywhere near your house, you'll want him there quickly, at any hour of the day or night, with all his tools.

There are lots of jobs like that, people we all depend on to make things work, quickly, safely and reliably, at night, weekends, holidays.
RowenaRavenclaw
on 05/22/13
What about those who live 45 minutes from the city? Answer me that.
Zaefire
on 05/22/13
We walk 3 miles a day just for the fun of it.
Do you? :)
farmwife1
on 05/22/13
Not for the fun of it, but I wore my pedometer one day, and it looks like my average day here on the farm I walk about 6....Its not all fun....
romanczuk
on 05/22/13
bluela and 1 others liked this  
Perhaps, but some of us are not able to--due to where we live, physical problmes, and/or mental health issues. It is easy to say to find work closer to home--not so easy to do.
aswyatt
on 05/22/13
bluela and 4 others liked this  
You do realize that not everyone lives in a major urban area, don't you? The nearest store to me is 12 miles away. Try getting a monthly shopping trip on a bicycle.
rcooper3
on 05/22/13
Smoopy65 liked this  
Not everyone can use public transportation. I would have to drive to the city to use the transportation since I live in a rural setting. And as mentioned in the post above the transportation system is limited and can be hard to figure out which bus to take and often times buses aren't going where you need to go and you still have to walk. Some people cannot walk that far due to injury or disability. it is expensive to get a system started like what South Korea has where you can use the bus or subway to get where you need to go. (it was way cheaper than using a taxi and since most are only there a year it wouldn't warrant buying a car or bringing your car over) (for those in the military they know about the transportation in Korea) so it would also be safer to be away from the ones in cars! lol
OwlRose
on 05/22/13
A lot of American towns and cities don't have public transit. One of the reasons I moved to the city where I now live was that i knew it did have public transit.
kittykats90
on 05/22/13
Nahara7 and 19 others liked this  
Some people live 15 miles from the nearest town for work and shopping, etc. Public transit doesn't exist and there's no way I'm riding a bike all the way to town. I'd be disgusting by the time I got there. Find work closer to home is ridiculous (for anyone), especially in this economy.

Although i do agree that more people who can should walk/bike/public transit it.
ShawnaC123
on 05/22/13
rxxxxxe and 43 others liked this  
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nofeet
on 05/22/13
triathlon29 and 1 others liked this  
A large part of the problem is that town/city planning for cars has taken much higher priority over public transportation in the US since World War 2. This has led to sprawling metropolitan areas like Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas, which only have about 5% mass transit usage. There has been a modest increase in people taking public transport during the last decade, but smaller state budgets have made it harder to build more mass transit infrastructure. (Yet there always seems to be money for roads...)
crusader00
on 05/22/13
In that case you should've gotten a job closer to home.
Nahara7
on 05/22/13
I live 4 miles from my job, while it's close enough to bike to I won't because of the hours I work I have to be at work (430 am) and there are no sidewalks and not a lot of lighting, so unless I want to ride in pitch black conditions I have to drive. As for public transportation, my route is like a Z to get to work, and the busses really only go north-south and only some east to west, and start at the time I'm already at work, add to that that it's impossible to get around in the winter without a car, and the businesses I shop at are all spread out, it's ridiculous to do anything but drive. My town wastes money on the double stretch accordion busses when you only ever see about 4 people max on them, we'd be better off having shuttle busses that run on natural gas.
KatieKat
on 05/22/13
oct01dec liked this  
What about people who work construction? Do you expect them to move every few weeks as they move from one new building to another?

Ridiculous.
farmwife1
on 05/22/13
sammy0354 and 12 others liked this  
We farm, so YOU can eat...There are no jobs here--its ALL farming. I guess all the farmers can stop producing food, so we can move to make you happy that we can then use public transportation.
Think before you speak or type. That was a very smart alec and disrespectful remark you made.
bluela
on 05/22/13
sammy0354 and 4 others liked this  
Please don't think all city dwellers or suburbanites think the way some of these commenters do. It's clear to most people that in many places in order to live practically, you must regularly use a car. I don't understand some of these comments---it's as if people have no concept of ways of life other than their own or in a dream world. And as for the "get a job closer to home" comments: Even in an ideal economy, getting a job within walking/biking distance of your home that also financially supports you is crazy lucky if possible at all. (Especially outside a city, where you may have other options already.) I don't know if that repeated comment of finding another job is a joke or coming from children or what, but it's absurd.
BlackIvy
on 05/22/13
Smhdirtbiker12 liked this  
Where I'm currently living, the nearest business (a store) is more than 11 miles away, and the nearest very small town (with a single stop light) is 22 miles away; there's no public transportation and people drive fast on the roads so it's a bit dangerous to walk or bike on them if you did want to bike round-trip 44 miles to get to a job in that town each day.
buxton24
on 05/22/13
mill50 and 7 others liked this  
so you think there is a job for everyone in there backyard? I live in rural area outside of a very small town. No taxi's no buses! 45 minutes from Pittsburgh so actually a suburb in my eyes but still rural....Sure I could pack up and move but why...I love it here and suits my needs perfectly!
blue4t
on 05/22/13
jenml27 and 1 others liked this  
Exactly. I don't live in a big city and we currently don't have any public transportation.
MystieDragonfly
on 05/22/13
triathlon29 and 1 others liked this  
It is not small minded to think that even if the majority of city people would bus/bike/train to work alone, it would improve the environment conditions. I do live in a major city, and sad to say, the results would be the same if they polled just those living in this city. Even in today's economy and with gas prices the way they are, people still refuse to bus to work (which would save them $100 to $200 a month), because of the stigma given to those who use public transportation.
bluela
on 05/22/13
Ilovesparky13 and 1 others liked this  
In one city where I lived, the stigma was on people who *didn't* use public transportation. I used to drive if I was late, and I don't know how many times I got ragged on for that. Even owning a car was seen as a little uncool (until everyone wanted to drive to the beach or go camping, of course). In another city where I lived (where I grew up), most people didn't even own cars, much less use them. I didn't even get a driver's license until I was almost 19. So I disagree that the poll would be the same if it were only of city dwellers.
Fuzzy06460
on 05/22/13
I never even got a drivers' license because I have vision problems, but I still travel by car. I just have someone else drive me. I really have no other way to get to work.
Crazyfury
on 05/22/13
nevroth and 3 others liked this  
The problem with the buses was the timing of when they got there and taking a person to work or where ever they needed to go to. Also think about cost time opportunity. It takes me 15min to get to school with a car vs taking two buses to school and that is 2hrs of my time.
KatieKat
on 05/22/13
Rainbowdrymouth3 liked this  
So my husband is supposed to lug hundreds of pounds of tools around on a city bus with him each and every day?

LOL, no, that's just not an option for some people. Cross your fingers, hold your breath and click your heels together all you want, some people just really cannot do that.
RowenaRavenclaw
on 05/22/13
Ilovesparky13 and 10 others liked this  
It's the only way country folks can survive. There is nothing out where I live. City folk just don't get it. Walk a mile in our shoes and then you can talk.
nevroth
on 05/22/13
I'm actually more surprised that there are "cityfolk" who don't need to drive a car. I live in Los Angeles, and unless your house and job/school are a few blocks from the METRO, it's pointless (unless all three are magically in the same city). Even during rush hour, public transportation is awful- stopping at every stop is basically stop and go anyways.. My boyfriend's car broke down at his university once- he was able to ride the train home, but it took THREE HOURS and two transfers. Only 30 by freeway. Before I got a car, I would take an hour by bus to get to community college that was only 2 cities over. When I transferred to a university 30min away, no way in heck was I taking the bus to get to a train to take a bus.
bluela
on 05/22/13
Ilovesparky13 and 2 others liked this  
I lived in a city most of my life, and I get it. I got it before I moved to the country. Unless you're oblivious to other ways of life, it's totally obvious and understandable that in many places, you have to use a car or you're pretty well cut off.
nevroth
on 05/22/13
dc5523 and 11 others liked this  
No. I drive to school because it's only 20min that way. It would take an hour if I had to take the bus. My time is precious.
Fuzzy06460
on 05/22/13
My work is only about 5 miles away, but I can't ride a bike or walk that far, especially with New England weather! It's also not safe when cars are whizzing by and people talking, texting, etc while driving. I live in a small city and there is a bus stop a few blocks from my house, but the bus run stops a mile from my job, so I would have to transfer to another bus line or walk from there. It would take me a couple of hours to get to and from work! It's hard enough getting child care during my actual work hours and I don't have much family/leisure time as it is being a single parent (not by choice, my ex husband left us for a coworker). I would love to find a job where I could telecommute or have an office near my home, but I have been looking for many years and haven't found anything.
laciejay
on 05/22/13
dc5523 and 12 others liked this  
It is small minded, because we are not all city people. I live out in the country. There isn't any public transportation here, and the closest place to me is still over a mile away. My husbands job is 20 miles away, walking or bike riding isn't feasible. I don't see why it matters to anyone else how much someone spends on gas. I wouldn't take public transportation if it was available either.
Emeraldwitch
on 05/22/13
dc5523 and 17 others liked this  
I kinda agree.. I live very very rurally and am many many miles away from everything. Sure riding my bike was an option when I was younger and we did it quite often. but not everyone can do the long distance biking(knee problems).
Very clear that Cashcollector must live in a city! :)
PaintsALot
on 05/22/13
I live in a rural area, and I'm not Amish, so a car is the only logical option.
berryjams
on 05/22/13
That's what I thought.
dcaramel
on 05/22/13
This is really not surprising
12muffy
on 05/22/13
what else is there
Parisa1994
on 05/22/13
How about a mixture? I go shopping with the car. I take the bus to school.
queenoftheworld
on 05/22/13
i have a car, but my parents car is blocking my car in the driveway, so it's more convenient to ride with them to school. if i go to work (in the evening), or if i'm going shopping (which isn't that often), i will use my car. ^_^
Thimbles
on 05/22/13
bluela and 4 others liked this  
I live way out in the country. There is no public transportation. I see that some people here say to get a job closer to home, well that's not possible either when there IS nothing close to home! :-)
dharts
on 05/22/13
bluela and 2 others liked this  
Same here, Thimbles. Closest towns are 25-30 miles away. They don't have public transportation either. And even if you live where there is public transportation, many people don't work hours that make it possible to take the bus or train or even ride share to and from work. Some people use a car at work too. There seems to be so many people around nowadays who can't conceive of anyone living or working in a different situation than they do.
bluela
on 05/22/13
It seems that way with some of the comments here, but I really think most people understand. And even if your area is not super-rural, it's highly unlikely you'll get a job close to home. There are way too many more important things to prioritize in looking for a job, and too few jobs!
bluela
on 05/22/13
I also meant to say you make a good point about some people using a car within their work. Where I live right now, a lot of the jobs I was looking at require a car. It's not surprising, given that you need to use a car to get most places here.
cm006j
on 05/22/13
Thimbles liked this  
Hard enough to get any job at all these days
KewaneeKid
on 05/22/13
Thimbles liked this  
exactly like my situation
TehKingConnor
on 05/22/13
I rolled my truck today, so I don't know how I'm going to get around.
alikat72
on 05/22/13
nofeet liked this  
They forgot about people who live in very small towns. Golf cart, ATV, tractor and riding lawn mower.
bluela
on 05/22/13
Is it really practical to ride a tractor around? I am honestly asking. It seems like it would be a hindrance, and probably expensive. A golf cart sounds fun!
sammy0354
on 05/22/13
princesslollie liked this  
Isn't that the other?
MrIrishJay
on 05/22/13
BUS
ilikeyoubro
on 05/22/13
I would ride my penny
monaco24
on 05/22/13
yes
morimunda
on 05/22/13
I live in a big city & I take the bus & train but because I can't afford a car. Cars are the best for traveling but I can't stand how people drive here either. I wish I could walk everywhere honestly but it's not possible. I keep seeing people in comments below me telling everyone to walk & take public transportation? some people live in rural places & can't get anywhere unless they take a car. I'm all for helping the environment but it's not feasible. Maybe if they made cars run on cleaner fuel.
Hirotu
on 05/22/13
poo
swaglessjoe
on 05/22/13
I wish I could win just one thing on the swagstakes
Sadyla
on 05/22/13
yes
diesal
on 05/22/13
obvi

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