I am playing Vanilla Simsity 4 deluxe pack - EP1 patched
and making a self-sustaining city, that is no connection or a help from a neighbouring city.
The city is 128*128 size and has every industry except agriculture.
It was fine for a populus up until about 13,000, but since then I started having people deserting work (and leave city eventually) due to high commute time.
Installing web-like underground passages does not solve the problem, as most people simply get jobs half way across the map.
I now have a dying city with many black buildings and declining profit as a result.
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as you can see, I have deliberatedly created a inefficient road network leaving residential area to force sims to use public transport
as a results I have very high bus, subway usage
I tried to correct some of pathfinding problem by installing NAM but the issue persists.
How do people in Simtropolis solve this problem?
Many thanks in advance
p.s. I have set 20% tax for manufacture as there were no more room for expansion.
I now have a warning that workers may desert work due to high tax but do people actually do that?
setting 20% for dirty industry didn't change any worker related behaviour.