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View Poll Results: What city has the best Transportation System?
New York City Metro Area, USA 94 8.59%
Chicago, USA 19 1.74%
Washington D.C, USA 11 1.01%
Los Angeles, USA 10 0.91%
Seattle, USA 2 0.18%
Atlanta, USA 7 0.64%
Dallas Fort Worth Metro, USA 13 1.19%
Toronto, Canada 18 1.65%
Berlin, Germany 52 4.75%
Frankfurt, Germany 15 1.37%
Amsterdam, Netherlands 21 1.92%
Vienna, Austria 45 4.11%
London, UK 118 10.79%
Edinburgh, Scotland 2 0.18%
Moscow, Russia 28 2.56%
Dublin, Ireland 2 0.18%
Paris, France 82 7.50%
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 18 1.65%
Tokyo/Osaka, Japan 176 16.09%
Hong Kong/Shenzhen, China 54 4.94%
Bejing, China 1 0.09%
Shanghai, China 22 2.01%
Singapore, Singapore 29 2.65%
Barcelona, Spain 9 0.82%
Madrid, Spain 107 9.78%
Mumbai/New Delhi, India 11 1.01%
Melbourne, Australia 8 0.73%
Sydney, Austrailia 4 0.37%
Seol, South Korea 12 1.10%
Others 104 9.51%
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Old June 16th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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What City in the World has the best Transportation System?

Criteria for voting consists on:
-Cost
-Efficency
-Easy to use?
-Clean/Modern?
-Size of system
-Ridership
-Speed, is it easy to get from place to place?

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Old June 16th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #2
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Old June 17th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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Transportation only limits to Public Transportation or all transportation modes?
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Old June 17th, 2008, 11:11 PM   #4
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #5
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Why is SF not up there?
And why is HK and Shenzhen grouped together?

Usually when people do one like this, they have a nominate and a discuss thread, after a certain period of time, finalists are nominated for the official vote.

I have a feeling at least a couple of those would not belong on there.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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I vote for Madrid. Both road and mass transit are excellent there.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #7
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definitely Tokyo
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Old June 19th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #8
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The best transport system I've ever seen is definitely Madrid, it's got a huge underground system, really modern and kept up to date, really fast and efficient, it gets you anywhere. Apart from those 16 underground lines, you can also use the Cercanías Renfe service composed by 10 lines. Apart from that, you can uso use an extensive bus network, including night buses and special services. Taxis are common as well. It's also got funiculars. As for the roads, it has got a very dense motorway system, including four or five orbital motorways, many radial motorways. It is also linked to most Spanish capitals by high speed rail services, and every capital will be linked to Madrid by high speed connections in about four years. As for the airports, Madrid has got one of the most important ones in Europe and in the whole world, that's Madrid Barajas, increasing in number of passenger with a rate of about 10% each year.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 12:38 AM   #9
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Why is SF not up there?
And why is HK and Shenzhen grouped together?

Usually when people do one like this, they have a nominate and a discuss thread, after a certain period of time, finalists are nominated for the official vote.

I have a feeling at least a couple of those would not belong on there.
If SF is abriviative for San Fransisco, as you said it definately shouldn't belong up there. I know Dallas shouldn't =D but the BART (Bay area transit system) is
only known for it's underbay tunnel, and cable carts. Besides that it does not do the job of transporting people around.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 10:23 PM   #10
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Tokyo manages to transport more people to further more precise distances than anywhere else on the planet every day, affordably and efficiently. Each of the top 3 busiest underground stations manage more than 2.3 million each every day.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 08:57 AM   #11
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If SF is abriviative for San Fransisco, as you said it definately shouldn't belong up there. I know Dallas shouldn't =D but the BART (Bay area transit system) is
only known for it's underbay tunnel, and cable carts. Besides that it does not do the job of transporting people around.
Well that was my point, SF is more deserving of some of the cities listed up there. I don't think SF should be up there either.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #12
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ok then I know some aren't supposed to be up there and I was really in the rush to fill all 30 slots in 5 minutes (I type slowly!) so I kinda threw all the cities from the other thread in that I knew from the top of my head, if your city isn't up there just post the name and click other.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 02:13 AM   #13
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Best place I've been to for local transport would be London. Theres no aircon which is the down side.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #14
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I can't know what city has the best public transportation system in the world, but here are some data about Madrid so everybody can compare:

Population: 3,238,208

Number of bus lines: 209

Number of buses: 2,035 all of them with aircon system

Tariffs: different tariffs for elderly people and students, monthly or annual travel passes but the basic tariff is 1€, if you buy 10 tickets the price is 6.40 €.

Monthly travel Pass:

Normal Pass (40.45 €), Young people (26.30 €), Pensioners (10.15 €)

EMT, Municipal Transport Company is the public transport company owned by the town council. It controls the bus transport and regulates its tariffs.


Underground transport:

Number of lines: 16 all trains have aircon system

number of stations: 318

Number of km: 322.3

Number of escalators in the different stations: 1,616




Number of elevators: more than 500. Even though it is still far from perfect, it probably is the best metro system for elderly and handicapped people. New York has 97 elevators, London 75 and Paris 24.



Tariffs: same as for buses.

MetroMadrid is a public transport company owned both by Madrid local government and Madrid regional government. It controls the metro transport and regulates its tariffs.


Taxis.

number of taxis: 15,640. Both the number of taxis and the tariffs are controlled and regulated by the town council.
Tariffs. 1.95€ when you hire the taxi, plus 0.87 €/km


Madrid, April 2008. Ridership.

Bus.....: 40.5 million passengers per month
Metro..: 64.6 million passengers per month


Madrid public transport system is efficient, extensive, comfortable, clean and economic.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #15
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Washington DC probably has the best Metro System here in United States. But Worldwise Greater Tokyo has the best system, either highway or metro system followed closely by Madrid. The difference between Tokyo and Madrid is Tokyo is most densely populated city in the world and it can still handle that amount of people (37,000,000 people). While Madrid is not even in the top ten.
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It's also about quality, not about quantity. That's why many choose Madrid over Tokyo/New York perhaps.
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London. (Incl. Buses, commputer rail, trams, underground, taxis)
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But road traffic is crap, Lowering the "best transportation Sytem" value.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:02 AM   #19
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Quote:
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Madrid
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Underground transport:

Number of lines: 16 all trains have aircon system

number of stations: 318

Number of km: 322.3
...
Madrid has a very good underground system!

Just some corrections:
-13 metro lines.
-281.58 km.
-231 stations.
-Not all trains have got air conditioned yet...


IMHO, Tokyo has got the best transportation system in the world now.
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hong kong has alot of metro buses
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