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Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?

Posted by BrooklynBus on Sun May 5 04:14:53 2019, in response to Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Sat May 4 18:52:10 2019.

Yes contemporary planning practices such as having exclusive bus lanes operate on Saturdays and Sundays although no buses are operating on the street. (Kings Highway between Avenue K and Flatbush Avenue.) Contemporary practices such as SBS routes which cost far more to operate than traditional local and limited routes that are only slightly faster and more reliable according to the NYC Comptroller and have not reversed the decline in bus patronage. Exclusive bus lanes that are not enforced. Priority signals that are only talked about and exist in few places. spending $180 million to increase average bus speeds by a mile per hour and have virtuallly no effect on passenger travel times. Filling service gaps by operating all new routes only every 30 minutes. Yes, those are the traditional planning practices that have not worked and ones you want to continue. Perhaps we need a new approach that actually makes passenger travel times faster by reducing the number of needed connections and eliminates double fares and reduces walking times to buses rather than increases them as proposed by eliminating bus stops en masse.


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