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violet_tigress1:
trimet
trimet
Trimet (not officialy affiliated with trimet)
Tue, May. 3rd, 2011 02:33 pm
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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tue, May. 3rd, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)

It's pretty obvious the route maps are simplified compared to an actual map (e.g., distance between some points are shown shorter or longer than actual, etc.), and some more than others, probably for more effective presentation of information. But it's interesting that there aren't any disclaimers actually saying this.


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violet_tigress1
violet_tigress1
Violet Tigress
Tue, May. 3rd, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)

Exactly! So if you take a bus that looks like it will drop you where you're going, you might end up somewhere entirely different


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lady_angelina
lady_angelina
Explain me what is justice, what is right?
Tue, May. 3rd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)

That's exactly what happened to me a few years ago when I was heading to the location of a temp job I was assigned to. It was clear on the SW side, which I'm not familiar with at all. I left home, using the Trip Planner's advice and a copy of the system map at hand, with at least two hours to get there. Three hours later, I found myself stranded in the middle of nowhere and had to hike up a very long hill just to find someplace that had a phone for me to call the temp job. Needless to say, that job didn't pan out for me. ^^;;;; (This was before I could afford mobile phone service, which has been an absolute godsend for me, as you can imagine.)

Fortunately, I was able to make it back home, although I ended up having to take a very weird route back.

And this was all because I didn't know the area and because the information on the map and itinerary was misleading.


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violet_tigress1
violet_tigress1
Violet Tigress
Wed, May. 4th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)

Yes! Just like you'd have no idea what was in between SE Division & SE Hawthorne, if you weren't familiar with the area.


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crawfordwraith
crawfordwraith
Wraith
Tue, May. 3rd, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)

Yes - sometimes their walking directions are really screwy. I recently went out to a temp assignment located on St. Helens Rd. The route they wanted me to take from the bus stop to the office was through a fenced-off industrial park.


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