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View Poll Results: What transportation options do you have?
Halfcard 57 35.63%
GA card 24 15.00%
Halfcard + car 52 32.50%
GA card + car 13 8.13%
Car only 8 5.00%
Nothing! 6 3.75%
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Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Hi,

Just moved to Switzerland and trying to get a handle on how the transportation situation works. I've seen lots of posts with people giving their opinions on which transport card is better, but I'd like to know what people actually HAVE, and also if you have a car as well!

So please respond to this poll...

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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Car + ZVV pass
No GA, no halftax

Which one should I choose?
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Unknown option!! Just choose car
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Cant choose either!

Its car + ZVV pass for Zone 10 and 40 for me
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

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Car + ZVV pass
No GA, no halftax

Which one should I choose?
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Cant choose either!

Its car + ZVV pass for Zone 10 and 40 for me
Ermm. If it isn't there as an option, then it isn't there. Just answer the question...



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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

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Hi,

Just moved to Switzerland and trying to get a handle on how the transportation situation works. I've seen lots of posts with people giving their opinions on which transport card is better, but I'd like to know what people actually HAVE, and also if you have a car as well!

So please respond to this poll...

Thanks
I have a GA. This is for my commute to and from work, mainly.

I calculated it on 240 journeys to and from my place of work.

Without anything, it would cost me 14'000 a year.
With a half-price card, it would cost me half of that.
With a GA, it costs less than half of the half.

I use car and motorbike locally because my public transport is carp. I have even been known to walk places.

What's your question, really? Have you tried asking it at the Nice Bahnhof?
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Ermm. If it isn't there as an option, then it isn't there. Just answer the question...

I did, didnt I?
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

There, I've voted - but how my response is of any use to you I'm blest if I can see.

You've no idea where I live, how far I commute, how many kids, dogs and goldfish I have, how we like to spend our weekends, whether I love driving or abhor it, whether I'm a bit of a claustrophobe, a germophobe or an agoraphobe...

I might keep a car - or not keep one - for reasons that are perfectly sensible to me, and perfectly irrelevant to you.

HTH.
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

I use my mental powers to teleport about.
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Halb tax and ZVV 9 hr pass!
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Halfcard with a used car, so far so good.
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No Gleis 7????
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

No option for Segway, Helicopter and Hovercraft - how am I meant to vote?
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

total noob!!
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

GA: No parking tickets, no drinking restrictions, no shunting into the back of other drivers in tunnels.

And, most importantly, no having to speak French to bus drivers when visiting the Welschland.
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Hmmmm.

Car sharing for wife and I...30 minutes each way and under 100 Francs a month for petrol - add a bit per year for insurance/service/etc (free parking)

VS.

27 Francs per day for car to station, then train and walking to office with half tax cards. Average commute time each way - 1 HOUR!

VS.

32 Francs per day for bus to station, then train and then walking to office...commute 75 minutes!!!

Guess which one I chose

If Switzerland/Zurich was serious about common transport, they would not only have a top notch system (which they do, I just live in a funny spot)...they would make it cheaper than driving a car for an average family.
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

And, um, how much did the car cost? Can you amortize that for us ?
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

In our house, the 2 adults have GAs (partner/married duo pricing about 700 CHF/year cheaper than two full separate GAs). We consider it our car.

Sometimes, as I am the only driver, to get to those weird off the beaten path places or where some of our older friends live in the boonies (or "funny spots") -- I get a Click & Drive Mobility car (unlimited kilometers / hourly pricing). But not really more that 4x a year.

We love our GAs. No thinking, just get on train. Now if they would fit us with GA tattoos I'd be a happy camper

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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Half tax, passepartout (Bus pass for Luzern) and Mobility.

I'm free to travel around town on the buses as I want, get reasonable train fares when I want to get out of town and the option to hire a car as and when I need one (rarely, in my case).
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Re: Poll: Travel Cards ( GA / HalbTax etc. ) vs car etc

Car only at the moment.

I go to work on my bicycle. The car is for going to school in bern.

Public transport around here is not as good as in other places and I will be moving to the sticks in a few months where it's even worse. The car stays until such time that I move somewhere with better public transport, if ever. I like driving.
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