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Monday, March 06, 2006
Rejected Letter to an Editor
NRMA applauds reduced bus lanes Rejected Letter to an Editor — Monday, 6th March, 2006
Why do those complaining about traffic congestion in the city want to reduce and make life harder for buses? One average bus takes the road space of three or four cars, but carries over 40 people. Nearly all commuter cars carry just one.
So cars take 10 times more road to transport the same number. Then they need 10 x space at destination to sit waiting all day for the next trip, instead of serving more people as buses do, and 10 x space at home overnight, at the shops, sportsgrounds, etc, etc. No wonder there's sprawl & congestion.
If people are to be persuaded out of the self-destructive addiction to cars, alternatives need to be usable, or political pressures will perpetuate our inevitable decline.
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