Comment 107699

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 08, 2015 at 14:29:17 in reply to Comment 107698

Imho, the biggest problem has been the failure of the public to appreciate how many people are in the buses. They see 1 bus every 5 minutes (so 4 minutes of dead time) and are enraged at the wasted space. They don't run the numbers and realize that this lane is carrying as many passengers as multiple other lanes put together and so it deserves that priority.

Or they don't care because it's nothing but poor people and students on that bus.

But in politics, perception is reality. The bus lane looks empty, and that looks like a frustrating waste when you're stuck in traffic. So yes, Whitehead is reflecting the needs of his constituents, because realistically the advocates for the bus lane (including staff) have a spectacularly hard job battling this intuitive perception.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2015-01-08 14:31:37

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