... unless you're in Miami, in which case there's absolutely no way to get to Tallahassee that isn't painful and doesn't suck. MIA is piss-poor for domestic flights, and beyond dysfunctional as an airport for intrastate travel. Tallahassee is a brutal drive, and meaningful rail travel is nonexistent. And unfortunately, none of those problems are likely to get any better in the next 10 or 20 years unless the county decides to let regional jets fly into Opa-Locka and allow intrastate passenger service (both of which are categorically prohibited under current county law). Rail will happen eventually, but even under the most optimistic plausible scenario (ISR to JAX, HSR to Tally) it'll STILL be a 5-8 hour trip for us.Transportation issues are so last century
Thats because people from the rest of Florida aspire to ideals like: quiet, low density, sprawl, auto-centric... BORING!!!Incidentally, even if moving the capitol WERE an option, I think it's safe to say that Miami would never, ever be approved by the rest of the state's voters as its new location anyway. In case there's somebody who somehow hasn't noticed yet, the rest of the state doesn't exactly view Miami as an ideal to aspire towards, and generally use the word "Miami" only perjoratively when discussing matters of civic, infrastructure, or general quality of life...
same thing happens in california, why is it that san fransisco or LA are not the capital, they are much better than sacramento they just dont want to put it in those cities.Thats because people from the rest of Florida aspire to ideals like: quiet, low density, sprawl, auto-centric... BORING!!!
There's a reason why they don't like places like Miami, Chicago and NYC and never will. And its the same reason why I would never leave Miami for anything but a bigger version of it (Manhattan is about the only place I would move out of Miami for). I see it as a source of civic pride being from a town that has a predominantly Hispanic accent instead of a southern accent. It show's just how much more culturally dominant Miami is to any other city in this state. And urban wise... If I lived in Orlando I would leave it for Tampa. If I lived in Tampa I would leave it for Miami. And I might someday leave Miami for NYC. But I am never going backwards baby!!! Those people have made their choice of what kinda lifestyle they like, and we have made ours. I love saying say "WHAT that condo is below the 50th floor!!! Thats so TAMPA!!!" "WHAT that nightclub is only open till 3AM!!! Thats so Orlando!!!". I relish statements like that and rub it in their faces as if it weren't a bad thing to them.
Matters of quality of life huh... quality of life indeed. I guess it all depends on what your idea of quality is. And last I checked this web page wasn't called SuburbanCity.
Now the fun part comes when we all get to sit back and see who's is more sustainable. Although I have heard that living in quiet places is conducive to suicide from boredom. And I must admit, thats a pretty effective way to keep carbon emissions and sprawl in check.