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Bus ride from hell [May. 19th, 2006|09:28 pm]
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I was planning to go to the 7PM Polymory meetup meeting tonight .

I worked in Oakland Gardens/Bayside Area and got on my first Bus about 6:10. If all went well I should have gotten there about 8PM the latest (I hoped).

Well, went I got to Union Turnpike and Sprigfield Blvd (a trip under 5 minutes), there was whole a lot of traffic on Union Turnpike. My 6-8 minute wait for the union Turnpike turned into an over 20 Minute wait. The trip to the Union Turnpike subway stop should have talke only 20 minutes. Well after getting to Parsons Blvd, about an hour later, I cancelled my plans and went home (I live not to far from there).

There was two problems on the Grand Central Parkway but I have only been able to find this story. I know that the traffic on Union Turnpike was backed up from Cross Island Parkway to I guess Queens Blvd.

Well maybe next month.


[User Picture]From: sinboy
2006-05-20 02:26 am (UTC)
I'm glad you at least tried. No one showed up but us.
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-05-20 04:34 am (UTC)
I tried my best. When I got to Parsons Blvd. I did the math and figured at the rate I was going at the best I could do is get there at about 9-930 PM.

*Hugs* to you both.

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[User Picture]From: indifferenthues
2006-05-20 03:37 pm (UTC)
I totally sympathize.

This is the drawback of public transport, even a good one like we have in NYC. Sometimes you really "can't get there from here". Especially is you are in one of the "outer boro's" and want to either go to another boro or even a different part of your own boro.

It seems to me that in NYC most transit is geared to move people into and out of downtown or midtown Manhattan.

For instance I live in Crown Heights "(Brooklyn)". For Mother's Day one of my daughters gave me a "mother daughter day" at a truly wonderful spa (called "David James", btw in case anyone want to make the trek). But it is in Mill Basin "(also Brooklyn)". But while that is about 20 minutes away by car, it is about an hour by public transport, (two trains and a bus)!
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-05-20 04:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

I really wanted to get there, but just because the GCP was backed up and most of the traffic spilled onto Union Turnpike it turned a 15-20 trip into an over a hour trip (at the point I gave up the bus still had about a mile to go to get to the subway. At the rate it was going to take about 20 minutes more - I could have walked it faster).

My trip from work to the dinner would have been 2 buses and 2 trains.
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