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Re: Queens Bus Redesign Draft Proposals

Posted by BrooklynBus on Fri Jan 17 12:13:59 2020, in response to Re: Queens Bus Redesign Draft Proposals, posted by JAzumah on Fri Jan 17 11:49:23 2020.

The biggest mistake the planners are making is that they are planning from an ivory tower just looking at the data which is incomplete, making certain assumptions that may not be accurate and doesnít tell the entire story.

Looking at just paid riders tells you nothing about those evading the fare.

Looking at existing riders only tells you nothing about those waiting for a bus and leave the stop using other means when no bus arrives or those the bus bypasses because it is too crowded.

Asking people to transfer more tells you nothing about their willingness to do do so.

Why does this effort not include speaking with the bus drivers to get their opinions?

Also the planners donít ride the buses themselves so they donít know what it feels like to be in a crush loaded bus or to be bypassed by a bus that doesnít stop when it is cold or raining.

The new school of transportation planning is arrogant, believing they have all the answers. There is plenty to learn from the old school.

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