Started by Busfanatic101, December 20, 2017, 05:07:31 pm
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Quote from: Busfanatic101 on December 20, 2017, 05:07:31 pmAnd if anyone has way too much time on their hands and would like to see if it is feasible to try scheduling, feel free to go ahead :)
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 21, 2017, 12:17:21 amRoute 6 I feel is too long. Belconnen to City via Weston, Woden and Fyshwick, that's at least a 2 hour journey from one end to the other there, much longer during peak + road accidents/works. The same with the 70 and 11/12.
Quote from: Bus 400 on December 20, 2017, 06:28:39 pmOne massive point, unless a roundabout is installed at Sulwood Dr. It's just on impossible for a car to turn right from Manheim St & Sulwood Dr in Kambah. Also the stop just south of Manheim St is for the Village Creek Health Centre (mobility aid hire & repair & main reason the 62 gets priority for low floor buses) & a retirement place.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on December 21, 2017, 12:17:21 amCertainly very different from how I would imagine it. I like what you've proposed for route 3 and 102. Route 6 I feel is too long. Belconnen to City via Weston, Woden and Fyshwick, that's at least a 2 hour journey from one end to the other there, much longer during peak + road accidents/works. The same with the 70 and 11/12. A few areas I feel have been left out, areas with actual high patronage numbers (this is something to look out for when designing a real/hypothetical bus network. One such area is Shakespeare, Fraser West - when I was doing my drawing there, even I was surprised by the number of people who were boarding and leaving from that terminus. Little things like that.
Quote from: Stan butler on December 26, 2017, 09:24:15 pmYes - think of the poor bus drivers who have to drive the long routes. Anything over 1.5 hours for one route is too long. Even now, the 343 can take 1.45 hours or more. The poor drivers may need to go to the toilet...While the network may be built for transfers, and the buses can technically do it - you still need to think of the drivers.....
Quote from: Northside on December 26, 2017, 03:58:18 pmYeah wow. That's quite a big change from the current network! The main problem I have is that you claim to support transferring from local routes to rapid routes. But where are all the rapid routes? You've made the 300 and 301 ridiculously long to serve suburban areas that would be best served by local routes. Some good principles, but more bus routes going in reverse is what I take from this network.My thoughts are, will the majority of patrons be better or worse off with the changes? Ie, will their travel time (accounting for wait times, etc) increase or decrease?But a good work to start throwing some ideas out there.
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on January 04, 2018, 11:46:38 amThink of Macarthur or Brereton St which have never had close services...
Quote from: Northside on January 05, 2018, 09:53:45 am...and provide protection for patrons when it's raining or shade when it's hot. Some of your transfer points have no more than a blade and a seat at the moment.