Comment 107878

By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted January 15, 2015 at 23:26:19 in reply to Comment 107842

If you can't provide consistency, increasing the frequency doesn't help that much. In Toronto, the major street car routes on king and queen are plagued by inconsistency because they have to wait for lights and traffic --- there are no dedicated lanes or signal priority. Although there are a lot of streetcars, they often end up bunched together so that waits are still long and very inconsistent. When a streetcar does come it is often full, and the one behind it is pretty empty because it is following too close. The same thing will happen in Hamilton I'd you try to do high frequency buses without a dedicated lane. And it makes no sense, when the bus lane already carries as many people as the other 3 lanes combined, to demand that the HSR somehow provide high frequency and consistency. Besides, if frequency is really so important that the bus lane has to be removed in order to focus on it, why has council not set aside any money to implement such features?

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