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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

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Magical Rail Chan Desu Kun 2.0

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It seems to be time for a new thread.

For those of you who missed the first exciting instalment, I'm using OpenTTD to build a complete working virtual model of the entire British railway network. Ask me anything.
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/n/ Music

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Let this thread be a compendium of every song ever made about bikes, trains, buses and planes.
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Young People’s Love of Cities Isn’t a Passing Fad

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https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/05/urban-living-housing-choices-millennials-move-to-research/590347/

>Young people have been a key factor in the back-to-the-city movement—so much so that one study identified “youthification” as a special kind of gentrification. But some demographic experts (and the conventional wisdom) predicted that young adults’ fascination with urban living would fade as they settled down, got married, and had children, at which point they, too, would follow their parents and grandparents to the suburbs.

>Perhaps not. A new peer-reviewed study (the article is forthcoming in the Journal of Regional Science) finds that not only have young people been a driving force in the urban resurgence of the past two decades, but they favor living in central urban neighborhoods significantly more than previous generations did at the same stages in life.

I think as we keep developing our city neighborhoods, we create places that are inviting for a wider swath of ages, so people stay there.

There’s still a massive amount of new development going on in our cities and innovations in design mean they’ll keep making inviting places for older residents.

>Over the three decades, each passing cohort of young adults became progressively more urban. Young adults aged 25-34 have indeed been key movers in the urban revival. But the shift precedes Millennials; it actually began with Gen Xers back in the 1990s. And the youngest cohort, aged 20-24, is the most urban of all. American adults aged 20 to 34 are much more urban, and much less suburban, than the Baby Boomers.
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Is this the perfect street design? Or can you design one better?

Streetmix is a website where you can design a street cross section with various common elements seen on streets like drive lanes, parking lanes, bike lanes, transit lanes, trees, etc.
https://streetmix.net/
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Are there any boat owners here?

I've never owned a boat. In the near future I might be moving to the American Northeast (either Pennsylvania or Maine) and considering getting one.

Would I want to get a slot at a marina or just build a boatshed on my property and truck it to a waterfront on a trailer? How big of a boat could one reasonably trailer around? Here is the midwest a lot of people own pontoon boats for lakes and keep them at home, but I was thinking of more of a sailboat/small yacht.

Would a boat suitable for the great lakes also be suitable for the ocean, maybe if I wanted to sail down to Gulf for a summer? If I wanted to be able to sail from America Europe (I think it would be a neat journey, I have a friend in Finland I could visit maybe) what kind of craft would I need to make that journey?
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>Anon I heard Bitcoin has gone up in value. You've been talking about thouse crypto coins for years now! You must be worth million by now right? You did buy Bitcoin right?

The truth about sharturbs

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/n/ is full of rootless "white" suburban shills spreading blatant disinformation about mass suburbanizm and motorization, so it's time to reveal the truth.
Protestant US elites were always hostile to Catholics and in 30-50s they were afraid that one day USA will become a catholic country.
At that time Catholics lived in cities, in their own ethnic neighborhoods in northern cities so US government decided to drive them out of cities, which means that Catholics would have no political and cultural influence.
And that's how it was done:
1. Blacks from southern states were resettled into government-funded commieblocks near ethnic neighborhoods.
2. That resettlement created tension in ethnic neighborhoods.
3. At the same time, government promotes suburbs as solution to that problem, weakening ethnic cohesion of diasporas.
4. Catholics don't live in cities anymore and they are ready to be americanized. Their neighborhoods were either sold for low price and redeveloped later or demolished to make a way for highways.
5. And now descendants of those people coping hard by spreading bullshit about "free market" or "people wanted suburbs" while being a rootless, isolated and atomized coomsooming mass.

I'm pretty sure that communist-tier zoning laws in US were created to prevent building of new ethnic neighborhoods.

tl;dr: suburbanization was a massive social engineering project, used as a weapon by US government in the war against Catholics.
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Deeply based.
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Decreasing Support for Oil

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With JP Morgan and BlackRock, among others, backing out of oil, what does it mean for the future of transportation in America?

Oil price has been steadily dropping because of reduced demand. Even Jim Cramer, a longtime supporter of oil and natural gas, has told his audiences to pull out because “it feels like an ice cube that’s melting”.

Do you think the oil companies will have less political clout with less financial backing or will they still be buying politicians?
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