November 1st, 2019


buses losing out

Interesting analysis of alleged low bus mode share in Japan. With a pretty generous model (6 minute headways) buses are fastest only between 800 and 1600 meter long trips. Walking wins below, subways win above. Or bikes win up to 4200 meters. Exact numbers matter less than the idea that buses don't have much sweet spot if you have walkable density and good trains.

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