Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The limits of integrated transport

It would be nice if all public transport modes could connect and so strengthen the coverage and effectiveness of the public transport network. And so we'd have bike + train + bus, bus + tram + bus, train + taxi and other combinations.

However there are cases where one person's connectivity or convenience is to the detriment of other passengers. The example below, of a motorbike-style electric scooter being taken onto a crush-loaded peak period train illustrates the point.

Scooter waiting to board the next train at Southern Cross Station

The train with the scooter at Parliament Station

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