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07-22-17, 07:19 AM
Replies: 333
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Posted By denis123

The bike sharing system in San Francisco Bay area...

The bike sharing system in San Francisco Bay area is called Ford GoBike and is sponsored by Ford as the name indicate.
10-02-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,152
Posted By denis123

In Montreal, there is a moving company which uses...

In Montreal, there is a moving company which uses bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDxGPYbkqew
07-10-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,234
Posted By denis123

You don't need to own a car if you live in a...

You don't need to own a car if you live in a proper location, you can rent one when you need. It will then be more convenient than owning one. It will also be cheaper, which also matters very much.
07-10-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By denis123

He wrote 8$ a day not $8 an hour.

He wrote 8$ a day not $8 an hour.
07-10-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By denis123

Of course, it depends on the pricing of the...

Of course, it depends on the pricing of the system where you are.
07-10-16, 03:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By denis123

That doesn't make sense for short term use. In...

That doesn't make sense for short term use. In most locations, if you are away for less than a month, it is cheaper to use the bike sharing system and It is more convenient. I used it in Paris where...
07-09-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By denis123

In Montreal, the fare for one day was similar...

In Montreal, the fare for one day was similar until last year. Then, they decreased the price to $5 a day, or 14$ for 3 days. They also introduced a new one-time rental for 2.75$ for up to 30...
06-16-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
Posted By denis123

It is funny that in my experience, the only...

It is funny that in my experience, the only people that accuse others of drinking are alcoholics.
04-14-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 9,565
Posted By denis123

Why? I am member of car sharing systems and it is...

Why? I am member of car sharing systems and it is much cheaper than taxis. For $360 a year, I can use it an unlimited number of times up to a maximum of 30 minutes every times. I read that the model...
04-08-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,819
Posted By denis123

And I may add that parking meters were invented...

And I may add that parking meters were invented to address the problem of insufficient parking spaces caused by free parking.
World?s first parking meter installed - Jul 16, 1935 - HISTORY.com...
04-08-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,819
Posted By denis123

This is one more reason to eliminate free parking...

This is one more reason to eliminate free parking spaces. Some people will use these spaces to park their cars all day. The people who go shopping will then go in circle trying to find a free parking...
03-24-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,363
Posted By denis123

I did not miss anything. The situation that you...

I did not miss anything. The situation that you describe does not apply to me. I don't have to wait at the bus stop if I plan my route correctly. In the rare occurences when the bus would take long...
03-24-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,363
Posted By denis123

Wow. When I worked downtown, a large majority of...

Wow. When I worked downtown, a large majority of my coworker, including those coming from the subburbs, were transiting by bus. I am sure that it is the same in Toronto. You are the one assuming a...
03-24-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,363
Posted By denis123

This is very much exagerated. First, it assumes...

This is very much exagerated. First, it assumes that if someone takes the bus, then he never has no other means of transportation. Then, it makes it look as a problem to consult a smart phone to get...
03-24-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,363
Posted By denis123

Sorry to hear that, but I guess this will be...

Sorry to hear that, but I guess this will be fixed eventually. It is funny that I can confirm that it is not working by using my phone application and panning to New Orleans. The special symbol...
03-24-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,363
Posted By denis123

Well, if it was in New Orleans, they wouldn't...

Well, if it was in New Orleans, they wouldn't have to wait if they had planned their trip because the time of the next bus is available in real-time and you can see it on a phone application. We are...
03-13-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 29,314
Posted By denis123

Montreal is also affected by UHI. UHI is a very...

Montreal is also affected by UHI. UHI is a very localised phenomenom and also exists in subburbs. For instance, there is a very strong UHI 250 yards east from where I live while there is a cool...
03-11-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

If you look at the listings for 10 years old...

If you look at the listings for 10 years old minivan, their prices range between $4000 and more than $10000. You will be at risk of having to do expansive repairs too. There is not much saving there....
03-11-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

If you invest $700 per month with a return of 5%...

If you invest $700 per month with a return of 5% per year, you would have roughly $1400000 after 45 years. As simple as that.
03-11-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

You apparently never made a calculation on the...

You apparently never made a calculation on the cost of depreciation. They give an example of a minivan with a cost of depreciation of $4039 per year. This corresponds to a 60% depreciation over 5...
03-10-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 29,314
Posted By denis123

If everybody lived in Mayberry, it would not be...

If everybody lived in Mayberry, it would not be so idyllic.:)
03-10-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

In my case, it was not possible to get a cheap...

In my case, it was not possible to get a cheap insurance in the neighbourhood where I lived. The main reason I sold my car is that I was not using it regularly. It then become even less worth to own...
03-10-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

lol. A $800 car is good for scrap. Or maybe this...

lol. A $800 car is good for scrap. Or maybe this was in 1960.
03-10-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

Why would the Canadian or American Automobile...

Why would the Canadian or American Automobile Association would promote the idea of selling your car?
03-10-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

Car ownership would be still very expansive even...

Car ownership would be still very expansive even if you keep your car longer. You would not save that much on depreciation compared to the total cost of car ownership and part of those savings would...
03-10-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

I don't see how you can reduce costs...

I don't see how you can reduce costs significantly when you own a car. At least for me, I couldn't have. I didn't have any special expense that I could avoid. The car would depreciate itself alone, I...
03-10-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

Actually, if they count the return that one could...

Actually, if they count the return that one could have on the money saved by not owning a car, their numbers would make perfect sense.
03-10-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

To be exact, they assume that you don't own a car...

To be exact, they assume that you don't own a car or that you don't need a second car. It is obvious that the biggest savings come when you replace a car ownership by taking public transit. I also...
03-10-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

No matter the method used in the links above, I...

No matter the method used in the links above, I keep track of my expenses and my calculation includes all costs related to car when I owned one and all costs related to bus, bicycle, bike sharing,...
03-09-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By denis123

When I sold my car 8 years ago, I calculated that...

When I sold my car 8 years ago, I calculated that I was saving at least $6000 per year even if my car was very ordinary, I kept it for a long time, and I didn't use it much.
03-05-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,394
Posted By denis123

508016 Cool

508016

Cool
03-02-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 29,314
Posted By denis123

Ty

Ty
03-02-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 29,314
Posted By denis123

Sorry but I cannot find this thread. Can you put...

Sorry but I cannot find this thread. Can you put a link?
03-02-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 29,314
Posted By denis123

Please go back to the example because we haven't...

Please go back to the example because we haven't seen the comments.
02-27-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 29,314
Posted By denis123

Please don't speak for others. I live in North...

Please don't speak for others. I live in North America and I have absolutely no reason to own a car.
02-24-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,394
Posted By denis123

I riding a bike in winter so risky or is it just...

I riding a bike in winter so risky or is it just a perception you have? Maybe you can search for statistics to have a better idea. As far as injuries are concerned, you can always rent a car when...
02-23-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 29,314
Posted By denis123

Isn't it the case most of the time? If this is...

Isn't it the case most of the time? If this is about car free living, don't one has to count all the cost of owning a car when making a cost comparison. When she computes the cost related to using...
02-18-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,945
Posted By denis123

Why? Isn't it one of the most expansive system in...

Why? Isn't it one of the most expansive system in the world?
02-16-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,945
Posted By denis123

There is no dreaming here. The fact that some...

There is no dreaming here. The fact that some dense cities in the world are dangerous does not contredict the fact that there can be dense cities with low crime rates. This being said, I googled most...
02-16-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,945
Posted By denis123

High crime rate is due more to poverty than high...

High crime rate is due more to poverty than high density. There are many dense cities outside the USA with low crime rate. In Canada, the crime rate is lower in large cities than it is in the...
02-10-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,253
Posted By denis123

Always attack the messenger when you cannot argue...

Always attack the messenger when you cannot argue against the message. And do your own research. There are plenty of other articles on the net that say the same thing.
02-09-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,253
Posted By denis123

Here is an article that explains why autonomous...

Here is an article that explains why autonomous car will not be targeted to the consumer market first but to applications like car sharing, Uber, taxis and even bus lines:
Top misconceptions of...
02-09-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,253
Posted By denis123

I guess he understands it a bit since he is in...

I guess he understands it a bit since he is in the automibile industry and involved with autonomous car. I use car sharing and I understand what he means. Do you?


It is hard to argue against...
02-09-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,253
Posted By denis123

I read somewhere that a car manufacturer involved...

I read somewhere that a car manufacturer involved in autonomous car said that there would be two categories of users. The rich people would buy luxury cars and the others would use car-sharing...
02-07-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,253
Posted By denis123

Why do you post this in this thread? Where do you...

Why do you post this in this thread? Where do you see that there is goverment funds involved in this project? On their site, they say that it is a privately funded project that is not backed by...
02-06-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 29,253
Posted By denis123

Area of Europe: 10180000 km sq Area of USA:...

Area of Europe: 10180000 km sq
Area of USA: 9639048 km sq
02-06-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,945
Posted By denis123

They also mention the reduces access to health...

They also mention the reduces access to health care service.
02-05-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,945
Posted By denis123

According to this, people in cities live longer...

According to this, people in cities live longer than people in urban areas:

http://www.cfah.org/hbns/2014/gap-in-life-expectancy-between-rural-and-urban-residents-is-growing
01-08-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By denis123

So Roody was right.

So Roody was right.
01-08-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By denis123

In your first post, you wrote that he willingly...

In your first post, you wrote that he willingly and knowingly gave up a huge increase in his quality of living for the sake of one single day's commute. So, he choosed what was more important to him....
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