wellington: some sharp (and critical, and nice) comments on our network plan

Wellington readers: Here’s a remarkably thoughtful piece (and not just because it quotes me) on the network plan that I worked on.  It’s also cross posted here.  Attached are a few comments that people like me live for.  For example:

The proposed changes to service to my corner in Brooklyn will have a revolutionary effect on my life, essentially making public transport a viable option, where it is not right now. I am quite excited and hope these changes go through.

You’d be surprised how touching this sort of comment can be to a network designer, even one who’s been in the transit trenches for 20 years.  It really is all about humans.

2 Responses to wellington: some sharp (and critical, and nice) comments on our network plan

  1. Hamish Cardwell March 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Hi Jarrett
    I was wondering if you were able to comment on the amount of data that the Greater Wellington Regional Council was able to get from Go Wellington in order to help inform their decisions regarding radical overhaul of bus routes. 6 weeks of data seems rather limited.

  2. Jarrett at HumanTransit.org March 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Hamish. It's normal to grab a slice of data from dates the operator
    considers average or typical for the year. We had access to much
    detailed stop level patronage data, though unfortunately it's not in
    the punlic domain.

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