But I realize public transit is critical to keeping today’s cities balanced and sustainable. We’ll all choke if we exclusively drive cars to get around.
So when I found out just how many areas of
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Your turn: Do you use mass transit? If so, why? If not, why not?
Commuters falling in bus service gaps
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Free Press London
For a city that has registered a 43-per-cent increase in transit use since 1997, it’s disheartening that so many of its communities still lack bus service.
Lambeth is only one of at least eight areas whose residents can’t take the bus. It is unconscionable that a city of this size has so many gaps in service.
While various levels of government argue over who’s responsible for transit funding, many
children grow up never having ridden the bus. If they hit adulthood before transit reaches their neighbourhood, it’s easy to conclude they’ll never get into the bus habit. London
Although London Transit ran a test service in Lambeth in 1999, it was available only during off-peak hours and was, as a result, useless to residents.
Transit will fail unless everyone gets involved. The LTC must run a real test service that includes morning and afternoon rush hours, and residents must learn to leave their cars at home.
And anyone still living in a busless neighbourhood needs to start knocking on the LTC’s door.