From our friends at Public Transport Not Traffic — this video looks back at the Coalition’s public transport promises before the 2010 election, versus their actions since.
PTUA’s Daniel Bowen wanted to get from East Bentleigh to Southland Shopping Centre on a Sunday afternoon. It’s about 5 kilometres, but the bus only runs once an hour. Might it be quicker to walk?
This is a problem with many trips in suburban Melbourne and our big regional cities. Most people who have a choice won’t wait for an infrequent bus, and they won’t walk — they’ll drive their cars, adding to traffic congestion and car park pressure.
We look forward to hearing from politicians in this month’s state election on how they’ll upgrade bus services.
A few facts and figures in this short 90 second clip from our friends at Public Transport Not Traffic.