… or as the City of Edmonton calls it, the frequency-coverage tradeoff, which is fair too. We’re proud of our role in getting this conversation started, with City Council workshops a couple of years ago …
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Might spark a few things, I’ still with original aol address (when you only got 8 characters) TRAnsportation Mansgement SOLutions
Car share clubs in UK – saving c.$5000/year through not owning a car but still using one when needed – up to 6x more trips by rail 2-4 x more trips by bus 2-4 times more trips by bike.
Smart resource providers now moving to sell transport as a single purchase of 24/7 access to a car/bike/bus/train and no longer needs to be the bus or train operator.
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Special interests in direct vision (safer operation of trucks & buses with VRU)
Cycle crashes on pavements with embedded rails
Drybound pavement construction using local materials.
Low maintenance no pothole pavements (tight bond setts on appropriate bed material -150+ years with minimal maintenance)
Yet another video asking people to choose ridership verses coverage, when they can in fact have both, and have had both for decades. Yet now it is decided some people should suffer, instead of working to continue building a transit network that provides good service to everyone.
I agree, the video could have done a much better idea outlining the fact that it’s not a “one or the other” choice.
That being said, with the reality of a fixed (and low) budget, this is a trade-off that must be accepted and discussed.
The interesting thing to me is that when it comes to coverage, there is a “ceiling” that can be reached; pretty much everyone is close to several routes. When it comes to frequency, the sky is really the limit. With enough money, you CAN have both.