Comment 94346

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted November 06, 2013 at 12:13:06 in reply to Comment 94341

https://www.hamilton.ca/CityServices/Tra...

"During the AM peak period there are as many people riding the HSR along this segment of King St as there are cars and trucks driving this same route."

And unlike the drivers, they're only taking one lane, and they don't have the option of taking only about a minute out of their day to detour onto Cannon.

To elaborate, I get why it seems frustrating. You see an empty lane and you see the occasional bus. What you don't see is that this bus is packed to the gills with commuters. Imagine each of those people driving their own car and think about how much traffic that contributes. How much congestion is that bus taking off the road?

That road is a finite resource, just like time. Maybe not defined by physics and mortality, but finite for all practical purposes. Now, look at who is properly, efficiently using that resource?

an illustration

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2013-11-06 12:20:07

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