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Old 05-29-2006, 08:12 PM   #11
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Too bad I put my other seat in to carpool or I'd be running at 100% seating capacity,
but car pooling is one of the best ways to increase your gas mileage, miles per gallon per person that is, city busses for example might only get 7mpg, but if there are 20 people on that bus, they would each have to drive a car that got 140mpg in order to get that collective 7mpg.
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Old 05-29-2006, 08:16 PM   #12
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I know, but there's no one to carpool with. I don't work the same hours with anyone at work and they wouldn't do that anyway cuz they all go to their own homes at lunch.
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:15 PM   #13
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The Much awaited rush hour test.

Time: 4pm on a Monday

Setting: Major commuting route (near suburban shopping area)
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2 door Cars (50 viewed)
1 Pasanger : 39
2 Pasangers: 10
3 Pasangers: 1
Average: 1.24 Passangers per vehical
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4 door Cars (118 viewed)
1 Pasanger : 80
2 Pasangers: 26
3 Pasangers: 10
4 Pasangers: 2
Average: 1.441 Passangers per vehical
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Hatchback/Wagon Cars (33 viewed)
1 Pasanger : 23
2 Pasangers: 8
3 Pasangers: 1
4 Pasangers: 1
Average: 1.394 Passangers per vehical
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SUVs (81 viewed)
1 Pasanger : 64
2 Pasangers: 13
3 Pasangers: 2
4 Pasangers: 2
Average: 1.284 Passangers per vehical
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Van/Minivan/Work Van (50 viewed)
1 Pasanger : 38
2 Pasangers: 12
Average: 1.24 Passangers per vehical
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Truck/Work Truck (50 viewed)
1 Pasanger : 45
2 Pasangers: 5
Average: 1.1 Passangers per vehical
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Total
1 Pasanger : 289
2 Pasangers: 74
3 Pasangers: 14
4 Pasangers: 5

Total vehicals Viewed: 382

Average: 1.306 Passangers per vehical
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Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
Average commute speed=25mph (yes, that's in a car)
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:25 PM   #14
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Do any of you people have HOV lanes in your cities to encourage carpooling? We have them, and they are 24/7. Most cities with them are HOV only during rush hours from what I understand. Let me tell you how bad it blows to be sitting in gridlock traffic and there is a lane of cars scooting right along at about 40 mph. It's tempting to break the law, because there is no physical barrier to prevent single passenger cars from merging right into the HOV lane, but the DOT officers and police officers strategically position themselves to count passengers and love to nail people for breaking this law.
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:45 PM   #15
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Yeah pittsburgh has then on at least one highway into the city. It is two hov lanes. They open the general direction for traffic. Away from the city in the afternoon. Toward the city in the morning.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:34 PM   #16
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the sport under untilized utility vehicle bites the dust.

im surprized that the same is even more true for vaans....
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:34 AM   #17
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Kickflip - how long was your test conducted over? I'm impressed that you have any patience to do that!
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:17 PM   #18
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My sister helped me some. It took around 45minuets.

I was originally going to get 50 of each type. But I was having a hard time finding hatchbacks. So I counted a few more 4door cars and SUVs.
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:50 PM   #19
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Nice work kickflipjr.

As a civil engineering student, my brother used to get paid to do similar "work" - traffic counts at intersections. Ignored the number of vehicle occupants though

(Now he's the municipal engineer in the small city we live in. And you think I can get the guy to install some traffic circles instead of stoplights? Nooo...)
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And you think I can get the guy to install some traffic circles instead of stoplights? Nooo...
How about Yield signs instead of Stop signs? I got slapped with a $175 "rolling through Stop-sign" fine a couple of years ago (and the cop gave me a break...$275 is the normal fee). I haven't done it since.
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