Talk:Transportation

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Goal[edit]

The purpose for this article is to be an incubator/index for any travel topic information that would be relevant in a "Get in" or "Get around" section of a geographic article. Thus, if someone is interested in writing about general considerations related to taxis, the information could be added to this article, and should it ever grow to the point where a separate article was warranted then (and only then) would that article be created. The headings and organization of this article aren't as good as they could be, so improvements are welcome. -- (WT-en) Ryan 23:30, 7 August 2006 (EDT)

Redundant title?[edit]

"Travel" and "transportation" are synonyms. I would never use the two words right after each other, and consider this an awkward, redundant expression. Are there any objections to moving the article to "Transportation"? Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:42, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

I agree - transportation sounds much better. --Nick (talk) 09:10, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
Nobody objected and you supported, so I moved the article. Thanks for your input. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:46, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Do we need to move this page as well? --Nick (talk) 22:56, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Just moving a sub-index page is just a partial job done. All the other articles referencing it should also be edited. --Traveler100 (talk) 04:16, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Is there an easy way to find out which articles reference an article? Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:12, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
For links to the page on the left of the page under Toolbox the option What links here. To see what breadcrumb trail leads there, in your preferences switch on hidden categories, can then click down the trail.--Traveler100 (talk) 06:38, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Quite a lot of pages, actually. But it doesn't seem urgent, because whatever links to the redirect will come here, anyway. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:53, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

rename article to "get around"[edit]

I think the average wikivoyage user is more or less familiar with the section headings in articles and would rather search for "get around" than for "Transportation", therefore to make this page more useful for travellers we should rename it "get around" as we also have articles on talk and sleep and at least a redirect from drinkHobbitschuster (talk) 18:39, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

So this article has been renamed from the noun Transportation to the verb Transport. Only some of the sub-articles have been changed and the title page not. Do others agree with the change? Should the other articles' breadcrumbs be changed too or this change reverted or is there an intention for new structure and the task is simply not yet finished? --Traveler100 (talk) 04:38, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
"Transport" is also a noun in British English, but not in American English. However, "transportation" is also recognized in Britain. No, I don't agree with the change. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:47, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Moved articles and categories that were set to Transport back with the other that are at Transportation. --Traveler100 (talk) 13:28, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Order of topics[edit]

Driving with private cars and car camping are now the first topics mentioned in this article (after the restructuring), and private cars are said to be the most common means of transportation. I doubt that is true, at least when it comes to international travel, which I suppose is the primary subject of the project.

Choosing your vehicle, which formerly was the first section has disappeared (to where?). I think that issue deserves its former visible position (It might have been moved to an even better place, I have not checked other articles).

I suppose the order used in the guide templates would be logical. I'd also change the texts, where bus, bike and motorcycle tips are for those who "wish to" use that kind of transportation. I understand it for bike and motorcycle, but wouldn't it be as suiting for cars? Buses, on the other hand, are nearly unavoidable for those not going by own or rented car or extensively using taxis.

--LPfi (talk) 12:19, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

The article was reverted to the old version. The comments above apply if the new version is to be reintroduced. --LPfi (talk) 10:38, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

We need to talk[edit]

I think it is too radical to work over a high-level travel topic like this one withoug previous discussion on the talk page. Lots of material has been deleted without previous discussion. In my opinion, the transportation page should be reverted before any talk has been going on. /Yvwv (talk) 17:26, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

I second the motion. The new thing looks somewhat infantilizing and there was a lot of information cut without discussion. Hobbitschuster (talk) 17:50, 26 November 2017 (UTC)