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Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?

Posted by BrooklynBus on Tue May 7 16:07:10 2019, in response to Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Tue May 7 12:15:41 2019.

1. Where did you get this from?

3. That's you. When you get older, your thinking will change. When I was younger I never gave it a thought when I stepped up or down a curb. It was just automatic. Now the stairs on an RTS bus were a problem at times. Seniors "manage" to get to bus stops. Ask them how they feel about it or much longer it takes them. Where I live they eliminated my bus stop in 2006. The next one is only 200 away which is not that much of a problem except for 30 percent of the tine when it means me missing the bus I otherwise would gave caught. Not to mention the ten extra minutes I sometimes had to wait in the rain for it. And as for the buses going faster, the stops were so lightly used that it was very rare any bus had to make both stops on the same trip anyway.

4. Yes, the goal is see how much we can inconvenience SOVs to discourage driving. When a bus that carries under ten passengers and runs once every half hour, it makes no sense for the bus lane to be in effect, because zero bus passengers benefit while hundreds of cars are inconvenienced. Yet that's what happens on two blocks of Kings Highway on Sundays. For the rest of the bus lane, there are buses only every 20 minutes. There are many more people in the cars than are in the buses, so it makes no sense to inconvenience them especially when the bus passengers do not benefit anyway because the lanes do not allow them to go any faster anyway. The average bus speed before the lanes was 21 mph in a 25 mph speed limit zone without SBS according to DOT's own data.

5. Don't understand what you are saying.

6. According to the Existing Conditions Report for the Bronx Bus Network Redesign, on Page 98, there are five routes that turn a profit, with the Bx12 SBS leading the pack. However, when considering the cost of fare enforcement and fare machine maintenance, all SBS routes are financial losers.

7. A one mph average bus speed increase saves the average passenger making a 2.3 mile trip amounts to a negligible time savings. But missing a bus because of a removed bus stop can add 10 or 20 minutes to your trip increasing your trip time by 30 or 50 percent.


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