Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Transit First

I do hope there's some progress in my local transit authority's initiative to think seriously about how to speed up bus routes. They ran into trouble trying things like having bus stops every other block because the buses serve elderly people for whom walking an extra block is actually a big deal. I don't have a solution for that as it's a real issue, but while I think often speed is an overemphasized issue in mass transit (reliability and frequency should be given more consideration), it's also the case that some bus routes are quite slow and could use a speed boost through reasonable means.