Post suggestions for god-tier cities and your rationale, ill start:
>It's got bad ass public transport
>City council own 40% of property for rent control-ish things
>Sweet planning - cycle paths, lesiure and rec/sport facilities everywhurr
pharmacies, supermarkets everywhere
affordable public transport with stops nearly everywhere
excellent drinking water out of the tap
relatively decent universities
fuckton of beggars
fuckton of hobos
and for the /pol/ visitors: lots of liberals and kebab
the current main station wasn't the mainstation until last year. It used to be the south station before the promotion.
Interestingly though, the west station which used to be the main hub, doesn't connect to the airport either unless you count the airport bus lines.
dunnoh what's going on with the lines, but the public transport in Vienna is independent from the airport.
I guess the management of the airport didn't want to spend more money after the way too expensive refurbishing of the airport in the last years. Probably thought Wien-Mitte was good enough to get people where they want next in Vienna since on the subway lines there connects directly to the then-mainstation Westbahnhof.
I've been living in Prague for the past months.
Had bad expectations, but the public transport is amazing:
>3 metro lines that all cross each other in the middle: easy as fuck to understand
>tram system takes you anywhere, trams usually take 10 minutes or something before the next one
>if that doesnt work, take a bus
>best part: with student discount I had to pay 40 euros for a 3 month card. Shit is cheap as fuck
>stations are clean
However, as a cyclist you're fucked
Nice in the winter. The tram is sweet and being extended, bus journies anywhere are €1, the velo bleu bikes are pigs but good fun and the police don't give a shit if you cycle the wrong way up a main road or in front of a tram.
Lots of Public Transit
Very Efficient at energy consumption
Garbage on the streets
Half the population is composed of lazy snobbish assholes
Relatively high cost of living
The country of the Netherlands in general. And not just because muh bikes.
Good national train system supported by good national bus system supported by good inner city tram systems.
And though I love Amsterdam to bits, The Hague and Rotterdam are so much better in terms of transportation. Those Germans should have bombed more cities desu.
Good old fascism for you!
State owned/run properties IF they are run by benevolent people. That is a fucking pipe dream.
Human beings are corrupt evil bastards who will fuck over someone simply because they can. We are even worse when we make decisions as a group since we can constantly shift the blame to someone else.
This is not inherently a bad thing. The entire reason we became the dominate hominid species is because we were the meanest motherfuckers to walk this planet. But it is also the reason why we can't make socialism, communism, and fascism work long term in the real world.
>State owned/run properties IF they are run by benevolent people. That is a fucking pipe dream.
>Human beings are corrupt evil bastards who will fuck over someone simply because they can.
Yeah because having shit run by corrupt unaccountable profiteers is SO much better than having it run by "corrupt" councils (protip they usually aren't) who are actually accountable for their actions.
>they are always accountable to those who pay for their services
Oh bless you.
In general the mixed economy is characterised by the private ownership of the means of production, the dominance of markets for economic coordination, with profit-seeking enterprise and the accumulation of capital remaining the fundamental driving force behind economic activity. But unlike a free-market economy, the government would wield indirect macroeconomic influence over the economy through fiscal and monetary policies designed to counteract economic downturns and capitalism's tendency toward financial crises and unemployment, along with playing a role in interventions that promote social welfare.
I never said that state owned properties don't work. I was challenging the assertion that government-run enterprises are inherently less corrupt and oppressive than private enterprises.
That's nice, but it's not entirely germane to the problem that was posed.
There is no tendency for a natural monopoly in the supply of housing.
>HOOMAN NATUR. QED FGTS.
>implied golden mean fallacy
>some horseshoe theory thrown in for good measure
Let me guess, you've learned everything you know about sociology and political science on the internet?
BTW, fascism directly maintains and strengthens capitalist power structures you dumb fuck. Some of the central components of fascists regimes are corporatism and class collaboration. Socialism =! fascism.
-Adequate mode of transportation (at least, where I live and go to wok)
-New LRT and MRT (or "light metro and metro") lines being built and new trains being bought
-Commuter train explansion. Now people that live more than 100km away can come to Kuala Lumpur daily (for work) just by using public transport. Hell I live like 50km away from my workplace and I hardly use my car to go to work anymore (the traffic jams are horrible, though I imagine it's not as horrible as in Jakarta/Manila)
-The frequency could be better. LRT is alright (about 2 minutes headway), but commuter train took forever to arrive. I'd rather have short train with short headway than long train with long headway)
-Some of the expansion should be done 10 years ago, but the leader that time thought it would be better to invest in expressways than in LRT/MRT line expansion. So now we're paying for it (too many cars on road and a generation of people who would rather drive even though they could go to the same place with public transport)
-Bus service is unreliable. The bus are new but the frequency is horrible. Hell, in some places, the bus service is non existent
When they started the whole public trasport project almost 20 years ago, they let private sector to do it. So what we have is a mess (lines are not integrated and the exchange distance is too far). When the companies folded (and the government is forced to take over), it's just too expensive to rectify the problem, so we have to make do with it and carry on
-Taxi service is shit. Most of them don't even use meter and would actually threathen the would be passengers. Now when we have alternative (uber,grabcar,etc), they started crying for "muh competition" and even blocked the road and do mob justice on uber drivers.
-Train is narrow gauge(1000mm), so the fastest a train could go is around 160km/h. Not fast enough for interurban travel
It's cheaper and they're willing to transfer the technology to Malaysia(we could build a monorail, so light metro and commuter train would be a step forward)
Also, if they're good enough for Hong Kong, they're good enough for us.
Because they are built using loans from Japan, so they are obliged (more or less) to buy Japanese-made rolling stocks for their MRT (a full-fledged metro vs Malaysian LRT which can be considered as light metro).
This would literally be heaven on earth
Damn are you me. I designed hexagonal cities too as a teen. Not for school or anything, just for a book I was planning to write about an utopian communist future that I still have my drafts of. I guess I got to work further on it one day.
>Bike lanes in downtown and streets just wide enough to zip though semi-safely
>Lots of trails in suburbs mean bikers have their own highway system 1/2 the time. i have a 10 mi elevated path to get to my dealers man. no fuckin cars
>lots of bike shops
>niggers who hit you in absurd ass fucking ways and run off
>Construction can seriously be a fucking drag
>Doubles as windtunnel workout anytime you remotely fucking near the shore.
I like the venus project and all, but this is not very realistic. Cities will be modernized and extended around the centers that already exist, with tribute paid to the available space and terrain and the people that live there. That's why every single city on this planet grew differently and works a bit better or worse.
Maybe the circular city thing would be suitable for colonizing other planets in the far future.
Live in Vienna answer all the question
You can get now to the mainstation, just take the RJ whatever destination it is just one station.
it is just the airport is in an other State(we call it Bundesland) and the subways need a permission from both Bundesländern (Vienna and Lower Austria) to build outsides from Vienna. One Politican from a district wants to expend the Subway towards the airport, but the highest member of the Bundesland doesn't want to share the costs to build that way.
Hell you cant even build a Tramway to the village which is between the Airport and Vienna.(even the Mayors of both Cities want it to build)
>fuckton of beggars
>fuckton of hobos
>and for the /pol/ visitors: lots of liberals and kebab
that is so true, the most beggars and hobos are just send from the poor countries to beg (just don't give any money that looks like gypsy or serb.)
yes you can't walk 10 meters without seeing a Kebap stand. Especially in the districts 2,3,4,5,6,10,11,12,15,16,17,20,21 (10-21 only centerways cause the outskirts are mostly for living, shopping is only towards center)
is still totally valid though
Everybody in the city cycles, including the 90 year old grannies.
The city is just the right size for cycling. 40 minutes max from one side of the city to the other. Also, the whole city is pretty flat.
The mountains around Kyoto are completely undeveloped by law and absolutely beautiful. Many roads in the mountains with few cars and nice gradients (pic related)
Hands down the best city in Japan in terms of quality of life. Much more interesting than Tokyo or Osaka. Much more greenery than either of those cities.
Has the 2nd most university students after Tokyo.
Not as many shops and nightlife as bigger Japanese cities. But you're 30 min away from Osaka so I guess it's not a huge deal.
Too many fucking tourists cluttering the place.
Idiot high schoolers riding on the road against traffic, old Japanese ladies braking at the slightest of things.
Not enough bike parking. As a consequence most people just park anywhere they can and tens of thousands of bikes get taken away to the pound every year. You have to pay a small fine and go get your bike back at some shitty place across the city.
If there is a cycling lane, cars will always be parked in it.
Not enough trains or streetcars in the city. But I guess it's a pro at the same time because it's the reason why so many people cycle.
Since the city doesn't have many train lines, there are buses everywhere. The buses are usually on time, but they are pretty slow overall and the last bus is usually around 10PM. Meaning that if you are out partying, you better take the taxi back or cycle.
They do have a couple now. The first ones were installed on the south exit (hachijo-guchi) of Kyoto station. And this year they just finished installing a couple of those underground cylinders in front of Kyoto city hall.
The problem with those is that they are mad expensive to build, and cost tens of thousands of dollars in maintenance fees every year on top of the milions in construction costs. Another big issues is that they can only be used with a monthly subscription. You can't use them if you go somewhere 3 or 4 times a month unless you are paying the monthly fee.
A good solution would perhaps be those larger above ground automated parking towers, since a big part of the costs is digging underground. They are in dire need of them in the city center and some stations with regular flat parking are completely full all the time.