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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2019, 03:51:04 PM »
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Do people take classes on how to ride those things? They seem so convenient, but I’ve been afraid to just jump on one and try to scooter off because Death?

Well, I live in Maryland, and I can tell you that here no one takes lessons; and it shows. It gets negligent af around here.
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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2019, 03:59:01 PM »
I have enough troubles walking (ask anyone who knows me... they’ll have stories of me tripping over completely flat and level ground). Me getting on one of those things is just disaster waiting to happen.

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2019, 04:00:28 PM »
Here in Hawaii they released Lime Scooters and they were banned within a week.  They were ditched on side walks and in canals and thrown off bridges.  The Honolulu city council stepped in and squashed them quickly.

We do, however, have Biki, which is a rental bike service, which is generally going ok. But they have docs you can put them in as well as safety instructions in English and Japanese (our biggest tourist population). 
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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2019, 11:13:40 AM »
I read a post of someone who said they had used the 24 hour shuttles as a 'hotel'.  I first thought that was a joke, and then today saw a short film about homeless folk in Silicon Valley that use an all night bus as a hotel...a tragic last resort.  "Hotel 22" a film by Elizabeth Lo You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Now I wonder if other fans were doing exactly that, and if that is another reason they have stopped the 24/7 shuttles.  :(
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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2019, 11:50:17 AM »
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I read a post of someone who said they had used the 24 hour shuttles as a 'hotel'.  I first thought that was a joke, and then today saw a short film about homeless folk in Silcon Valley that use an all night bus as a hotel...a tragic last resort.  "Hotel 22" a film by Elizabeth Lo You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Now I wonder if other fans were doing exactly that, and if that is another reason they have stopped the 24/7 shuttles.  :(

They do that in NYC.  The E line, which is what I take to work, is especially notorious for all the homeless people on it (and I see at least 1 or 2 a week as opposed to seeing it once a month). 

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2019, 12:16:28 PM »
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They do that in NYC.  The E line, which is what I take to work, is especially notorious for all the homeless people on it (and I see at least 1 or 2 a week as opposed to seeing it once a month).

I was hoping they would never catch on. It was nice while it lasted.   :-\

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2019, 03:11:40 PM »
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It is a little sad that the shuttles are not 24hrs now. It was part of the vibe but maybe a sign of the "peak".

Yep.

24 hr shuttles started roughly the same time as volunteer reg instantly being filled up.
The last few years volunteer reg has filled up more slowly, to the point where this year it was open almost a month (though it did go down a few times in between.)

I want to wait until next year to see if the 24 hour shuttles are back before officially calling this the next domino...but I don't think they'll be back.

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2019, 03:18:03 PM »
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Yep.

24 hr shuttles started roughly the same time as volunteer reg instantly being filled up.
The last few years volunteer reg has filled up more slowly, to the point where this year it was open almost a month (though it did go down a few times in between.)

I want to wait until next year to see if the 24 hour shuttles are back before officially calling this the next domino...but I don't think they'll be back.

Nothing can be completely insane forever.

Interesting idea to align it with the volunteer interest.  I think what surprises me most is the removal of hotels, especially the Embassy Suites which is 1.1 miles away.

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2019, 03:38:32 PM »
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I read a post of someone who said they had used the 24 hour shuttles as a 'hotel'.  I first thought that was a joke, and then today saw a short film about homeless folk in Silicon Valley that use an all night bus as a hotel...a tragic last resort.  "Hotel 22" a film by Elizabeth Lo You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Now I wonder if other fans were doing exactly that, and if that is another reason they have stopped the 24/7 shuttles.  :(

I understand why the homeless do that in general, but why would someone attending comic-com do that?  It's easier and much comfier to put up a tent on the lawn.  The cops don't hassle you during comic-con.

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2019, 03:41:26 PM »
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They do that in NYC.  The E line, which is what I take to work, is especially notorious for all the homeless people on it (and I see at least 1 or 2 a week as opposed to seeing it once a month).

They do that all over.  You see it on the trolley here in San Diego.  It's so easy for them to do here since it's an honor system.  They just get off when the cops come on to check tickets and then hop on the next train.

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2019, 05:23:15 PM »
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I understand why the homeless do that in general, but why would someone attending comic-com do that?  It's easier and much comfier to put up a tent on the lawn.  The cops don't hassle you during comic-con.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - According to the post I read, camping will be the poster's next move for this year. 

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2019, 03:38:01 AM »
My sister noticed that last year on the hotel listing form, the Embassy Suites was noted to be .7 miles from the convention center, and there was a shuttle stop.  This year, the Embassy Suites is listed at 1.1 miles, with no shuttle stop.  I found that a bit odd.  Ok...what moved--the Embassy Suites or the Convention Center??? ???

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2019, 04:24:55 AM »
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My sister noticed that last year on the hotel listing form, the Embassy Suites was noted to be .7 miles from the convention center, and there was a shuttle stop.  This year, the Embassy Suites is listed at 1.1 miles, with no shuttle stop.  I found that a bit odd.  Ok...what moved--the Embassy Suites or the Convention Center??? ???

Maybe the door which they calculate distance from. MGH is probably about .3 miles from the A entrance but more than 0.5 from Hall H

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2019, 10:02:40 AM »
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My sister noticed that last year on the hotel listing form, the Embassy Suites was noted to be .7 miles from the convention center, and there was a shuttle stop.  This year, the Embassy Suites is listed at 1.1 miles, with no shuttle stop.  I found that a bit odd.  Ok...what moved--the Embassy Suites or the Convention Center??? ???

That's a great question. Looks like a lot of the hotels have an increase in distance, I wonder if this year they are accounting or the road closures/traffic considerations that they didn;t account for last year?

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Re: SDCC 2019 Shuttle Info
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2019, 11:33:52 AM »
It's been a few years since I've taken the shuttles. So what's the longest wait time anyone has ever waited to board the shuttle (waiting from hotel to convention center and vice versa)? I know lines at the hotel shuttles stops can be long especially early in the morning. 
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