Sunday 24 August 2008

It would be better with buses

Look at this. Someone is pushing a one year old down the railway path. She is out enjoying the first sunny day in August with a happy father helping her along.

But think how much better it would be for them if BRT ran down the path? The child would have something more interesting to look at than green stuff. When I towed my toddler to school in a US town full of oversized pickups, his eyes would light up when a vehicle with wheels twice the height of his trailer pulled up alongside. Yet this child won't know the excitement of that, not if this man keeps pushing the little one down green paths that are free of buses. As for the parent, he could have an easier journey home if there was a bus to take him back, and the child would experience the excitement of a bus journey!

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