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You're at the cyclist cafe when this lady compliments your orchid collection.

What do you do, /n/? Oh and she's 163cm and 49kg, all slow twitch.
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/mg/ Maritime General

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Cold Weather edition
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No.1421529 ViewReplyOriginalReport
I've noticed that far too many people these days are laboring under the misconception that human-powered transportation is ideal, and that cities should be designed to be "walkable/bikeable" above all else. Here's why that's a bad idea:

1. Electric propulsion is more efficient. https://www.ebikes.ca/documents/Ebike_Energy.pdf
2. Human locomotion cannot be automated.
3. Human locomotion requires you to be healthy and uninjured. Good luck pedaling to the hospital or work when you're crippled.
4. Human muscles cannot do regenerative braking. This is related to point #1, but 1 would still be true without 4.
5. It's hard to get other things done, like reading and writing, when you are pedaling or walking.
6. You could put a pressurized velomobile in a vacuum tube and go quite fast on human power, but your acceleration is still power-limited. There's a reason we have elevators instead of making people walk up 50 flights of stairs every day.

What we should have instead is a combination of telepresence, automated passenger rail/prt and automated cargo rail to meet the bulk of our transportation needs within cities. Cities should be dense, but that doesn't imply that you should walk everywhere like some stupid farm animal. Exercise, when separated from transportation, should be done when and where needed without being dictated by where you need to go. What we don't need is more bike lanes shitting up roads and roads/rail to be sabotaged because why invest in infrastructure when you can tell everyone to "just walk everywhere lol".
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Door to door rail service

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I hope you arm chair urban planners are taking notice. Behold the cities of the future.
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No.1419139 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Why aren't mail trucks electric?
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Transportation communication

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I've noticed there are tons of ways to communicate information to sailors, train drivers, bus drivers, and so on and so forth. Both between vehicles, and between the world and a vehicle.
What're your favorites? What do you think could be improved?
I've found that the systems for buoys are pretty cool. I wish more of them used occulting light patterns rather than flashing light patterns, however, which would keep them more visible at night.
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/ARG/ Australian Rail (and other transport) General

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Surely there's enough of us around we can have a general?

Here's some talking points
- Sydney Metro
- Melbourne Metro
- Cross-river rail
- There are NO regional trains in South Australia and The Overland will probably die at the end of the year, thanks to constant neglect by successive SA governments
- Why the Melbourne B2 is the best tram in Australia and nothing will ever surpass it
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Train thread

No.1420174 ViewReplyOriginalReport
post some nice-ass trains
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/jrg/ - Japanese Railways General

No.1386439 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
First thread of Reiwa Edition

Old Thread: >>1310469
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