Fantastic post here. check out the funky graphics. Thanks to Price Tags for this find.
The Buzzer Bloghas been doing a series on #WhatsTheLink – what TransLink is responsible for in the region. (They’ve been trying for years to emphasize that they are not just a transit agency.)
Here’s the summary graphic:
Roads, as you see, have been put on top.
But notice: 418,000 passengers a day on transit. And 107,000 bike trips a day – one cycle trip for every four on transit.
Frankly, wow. Would not have thought it that high.
Transit advocates emphasize the consequences to car drivers if everyone on a bus started taking up their equivalent space on the road. You’ve seen the illustration:
So the argument applies – to some degree – if the transit system had to accommodate those on bikes.
The question, of course, is to what degree? A comment from Jimmy MacGregor (new to PT?) with respect to bikeshare makes the point:
I don’t understand how…
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