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

Posted by R30A on Thu Jan 12 14:00:36 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by BrooklynBus on Thu Jan 12 13:44:10 2017.

If have already shown you how five times as many auto users as bus users is perfectly likely.
And he and I and many others have shown you how equal bus and auto users is equally likely.

I counted up all the cars and buses without considering distance because that is all the information we have available. I never stated it was the best way. Of course miles traversed for each mode would be better.
Show me that info and I will gladly apply it.

You keep on making up erroneous assumptions based on numbers and claiming them to be facts. If there is no data, there is no data.

And f you have slightly proved bus service because we have no evidence that it will be any greater than slightly, only wild unsubstantiated predictions from DOT, while causing much more harm for the bulk of corridor users, we have a bad plan that made matters worse for most.
I have no idea what the first part of the statement is meant to say. You are the only person who seems to think the improvements would not greatly improve bus service. You don't need a citation for people to believe the sun will come up tomorrow. SBS being an improvement for bus riders is at a similar level of obviousness. Furthermore, nobody has demonstrated that it would result in any downgrade for auto users.

Unless you believe that bus riders and pedestrians are the only ones who should be considered and the only ones matter which brigs us back to the subject of this thread. So us that what you believe? Yes or no?
From a safety perspective, YES. PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IS ALL THAT MATTERS. FULL STOP. Your desire to speed and terrorize the poor people on the street is not of any importance when put against the lives of people going about their days. You obviously don't care about such, which is why it is essential to build their safety into the roads. There is nothing wrong with assigning a higher value to the time of bus riders. Encouraging bus ridership and providing capacity for it to grow is the only way to maximize throughput.


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