Comment 108992

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted February 10, 2015 at 19:12:44 in reply to Comment 108972

Interesting numbers! I am curious about the plateau and small decrease after 2011.

Some of the busiest routes literally don't have any more room for riders. The stagnation and indifference is obvious. The disconnection from and indifference to multiple demographics within the city, is also obvious.

In addition to these things, I wonder to what extent the plateau in numbers reflects riders who tried to take the bus, and found alternatives after it drove by.

If any of the councilors volunteered to take the bus to city hall for a week from wherever their home may be, as a gesture of seeing through the shoes of their fellow citizens whom they set policy for, perhaps even having fun with it, talking to people, hearing them out. It would be a massive indicator that the political health of the city had bottomed and was recovering. The respect earned for having the humility and realness to do that would be massive. A king going for a walk with his subjects. Who'd imagine. But those that do, have the happiest places.

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