Comment 107708

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted January 08, 2015 at 17:58:04 in reply to Comment 107706

We don't have to invent numbers or math.

The report did the math by actually counting people and found that during morning rush hour at King and Bay the bus lane (counting only HSR vehicles) carries as many people as the three other lanes of cars. If they had included GO buses, Greyhound and Burlington Transit the transit count would have been higher. The number of people using transit far more than justifies dedicating one lane to it!

Rush hour is the only time that matters since at other times of the day there is absolutely no lack of space on the roads for car drivers: the bus lane makes no difference at all to travel times. And the report also found that even at the peak morning rush hour the total delay for drivers was only 5 minutes over the entire length of the bus lane, but the bus lane improved on time performance of the buses (which, again, carried as many people as three lanes of cars!).

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2015-01-08 17:59:24

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