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Topic 61 -- Cars and Getting to Work [Commuting means travel to work every day] 1. In Sydney some people spend two hours every day commuting to work. What are the commuting times like in some cities and countries you know about? 2. Some people actually move to another city or town to avoid commuting for a long time every day. Would you do that? They also pay higher rent to avoid commuting. Would you do that? Why? 3. Do you prefer to catch a bus, or a train, or drive, or ride a bicycle, or walk to work or school? Why? 4.Do you think fares in Adelaide are expensive? Can you compare the fares here to some other place? 5. My car was a bargain. It only cost me $2100 with not too many kilometres on the clock. How much are you willing to pay for a car? What kind of car would you buy? Why? 6. Somebody hit my car while it was parked in the street. The repair would cost more than the car, so I'm not fixing it. Now I call her Miss Patch. Can you describe a traffic accident that you have seen? [When, where, why, what actually happened ... "] 7. In many countries people ride bikes to work, but not much in Australia. Why are bikes for commuting not popular here? 8. How long does it take to drive from Adelaide to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin .. ? [Check on Google] 9. Some people like long distance driving and some people hate it. How about you? Why? 10. In 1965 I had a very boring job in Canberra. So every weekend I would stand on the highway and hitch-hike. Sometimes I even reached Adelaide hitchhiking like this. I met some interesting, and sometimes crazy people. Not many people hitch-hike nowadays. Why has this changed? Have you ever hitch-hiked? Where in the world is it OK to hitch-hike? ----------------------------- Remember: Please press the red RSVP button if you are coming. Please CANCEL the RSVP if you decide not to come. Where? Our meetup is now at The Box Factory which can give us a permanent place on Friday evenings. The address is 59 Regent St S, Adelaide. It is a nice, quiet place owned by the City Council, and about 1.5 km from Rundle Mall. Directions: Walk down Rundle Mall to Frome Street. Turn right and walk to the end of Frome Street. Then it becomes Regent Street. A small part of Regent Street is a bike path. At the end of the bike path on your right is the Box Factory. (It took me 14 minutes to walk). Go in through the glass door of the Box Factory and to the room on the left at the end of the hallway. It's a chance for everyone who had been before to catch up and also a chance to make newcomers feel welcome. All new (and old) members welcome! Here is a photo of the organizer, Thor, if you are looking for us: Please make sure that you have an active profile, and that you say 'yes' if you are coming - just so we know who we can expect, or who to look out for. Is your photo on your profile? Hope to meet you soon.

The Box Factory

59 Regent St Sth Adelaide · Adelaide

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