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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by BrooklynBus on Wed Jan 11 11:39:25 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by fdtutf on Tue Jan 10 12:31:12 2017.

I never asserted that they should. I was merely talking what is being considered.

I agree that someone who uses the road for a few blocks should not be considered the same like someone who uses the road for a long distance. By the same token, someone taking the bus for just a few blocks should not be considered the same as someone traveling from Rockaway to Queens Blvd.

Yes, passenger or trip miles would be the way to go. If you are looking only at the corridor portion of the trip, I would think that a bus passenger's trip length would be similar to a car vehicles trip. But if you are looking at total trip distance, I would think the average car trip would be longer since trips are based on the time they take, rather than the distance traveled. Anything over an hour becomes inconvenient for a regular commute.

Having said all that, the numbers of people in cars still greatly outweigh the numbers in buses in this corridor like at least four to one. So one minute lost or gained by a bus passenger equals about four minutes gained or lost by someone in a car when measuring total trip time. So if this plan causes the average bus passenger to save ten minutes but the average car to lose two minutes, you haven't improved anything.

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