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Offline missingpiece

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Streets....wow, they are expensive
« on: January 21, 2012, 09:14:46 AM »
Street transport, I read that in the media, is only cheap for transport companies because they do not have to build the streets; the streets are "given" to them for free by the state building them. Is that the reason why upkeep of streets is so very expensive ? Does it also convey the balance where you automatically have two sided traffic on them ?

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Re: Streets....wow, they are expensive
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 12:51:43 PM »
LOL
I know the feeling. I do not build roads - I am not good enough at simutrans yet to make money from my own roads. I only use existing roads (ok, maybe I build a few tiles of dirt track to get to the destination).

If I have to destroy a road (e.g. diagonal road, to cross it with train tracks), and I am not using the road myself, I usually don't even rebuild it. It's not my problem. I prefer to have a profitable but ugly network than a pretty bankrupt one :)


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Re: Streets....wow, they are expensive
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 12:56:46 PM »
when I layout a city I use to use the public service to build it, I feel it as the correct way. But if you are in a network game and can't do it, just layout a dirty road (the cheapest one), the city will gradually buy your road and upgrade it to city road as it grows (saving you the maintenance from that point).

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Re: Streets....wow, they are expensive
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 01:50:25 PM »
Oh, that is good information. I already saw the city building along roads I placed -- trying to influence where the city would grow -- but I did not know that the city then assumes maintenance. That  is very clever.