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Useful quotes on Public and Active Transport ...
« on: March 31, 2013, 02:49:21 PM »
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Re: Useful quotes on Public and Active Transport ...
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 05:58:38 AM »
"Mass transportation for short distances, under a mile, should rely mainly on the pedestrian." —Lewis Mumford.
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Re: Useful quotes on Public and Active Transport ...
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 01:59:07 PM »
''Whenever we increase road space we increase traffic. We are not fundamentally solving the problem of congestion ..." - Graham Currie
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Re: Useful quotes on Public and Active Transport ...
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 04:27:10 PM »
"One 1500 metre freight train can carry the load of 100 semi-trailers, leaving our roads safer and our air cleaner." - Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
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Economic Stimulus Plan; A progress report (2011, p1).
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 06:29:39 PM »
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20 people boarded bus at station. That's equivalent of about $350,000 worth of parking spaces, and less local traffic congestion

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 07:03:57 AM »
"The landscape people created around railroads may have been better than the sprawl automobiles engender." — Historian John Stilgoe
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Re: Useful quotes on Public and Active Transport ...
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 06:18:29 AM »
"In Houston, a person walking is somebody on his way to his car." -Anthony Downs
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 08:29:19 AM »
"The automobile city is the anti-city which annihilates the city wherever it collides with it." - Lewis Mumford
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013, 04:24:53 PM »
"There is no way you can ever sort out road congestion in Melbourne or any of the big cities unless there's viable public transport"
- Bill Shorten
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 03:56:37 AM »
"Cars are currently over-engineered for the city, are not designed for cities. Then we proceed to redesign cities around those vehicles."

- Brent Toderian
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2013, 04:06:06 AM »
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Other cities must follow Toronto example. Better use of commuter rail lines as rapid transit is a cheap and easy way to expand ridership
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Re: Useful quotes on Public and Active Transport ...
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 09:58:48 PM »
"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport,"Enrique Peñalosa.

http://www.ted.com/talks/enrique_penalosa_why_buses_represent_democracy_in_action.html

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 04:03:19 AM »
"Trains do not depart: they set out, & move at a pace to enhance the landscape, & aggrandize the land they traverse."

—William Gaddis.
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2014, 01:19:08 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2014, 07:09:08 AM »
"We buy our cars to go to work and then we work to buy our cars."

—Elliott Sclar
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2014, 10:49:59 AM »
"We don't have planning in Australia, we have marketing brochures."

 - Prof Graham Currie

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^  Gold!   :P
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2014, 10:47:39 AM »
" Light rail is driving an incredible cultural shift in our city ... "

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2015, 07:32:18 AM »
The problem with "balancing transportation" - if you've been building for cars for decades, other modes can't catch up without prioritizing.

Brent Toderian
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2015, 09:36:38 AM »
Cars offer illusion that each individual can seek his or her own benefit at expense of everyone else.

—André Gorz
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Re: Useful quotes on Public and Active Transport ...
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2015, 03:40:32 AM »
Off peak discounting is a great way to encourage people who can avoid the peak to do so. It is about efficient use of existing resources.

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Re: Useful quotes on Public and Active Transport ...
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2015, 06:31:46 AM »
For a fare increase/decrease of $1, how many people are shifted?

The reason why I ask is because cost = ticket price + (waiting time x value of time).

The second part of the equation is likely to dominate in off-peak times, while in peak times the first part of the equation is likely to dominate (as areas are flooded with rockets).

It is not clear what the values are for South East Queensland, quite murky actually, though plenty of data should be there from the massive fare increases to work out values... >:D

Decent service outside peak would also mean that people would travel out of peak - as peak times are the only times when there is decent service in their area, particularly in Brisbane.

I would like to see a single concession rate rather than peak/off peak examined. Concession travels at flat rate all day, including peak hour. Everyone else has peak fare in peak and concession rate in the off peak.

Anyway, very complex and I'm sure the full smorgasbord of options will pop out in due course.
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2015, 02:14:43 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2015, 07:01:32 AM »
We've been building cities as if the most important element is the car. We should be building like the most important element is the people.

Brent Toderian
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2015, 05:51:07 AM »
Sewage, garbage collection and paved roads are, for obvious reasons, vital, and can be provided only from outside. But even more important, in the well-informed view of slum-dwellers, are buses: affordable and regular bus service into the neighbourhood is often the key difference between a thriving enclave and a destitute ghetto.

Doug Saunders, Arrival City:
How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping Our World. 
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via http://www.humantransit.org/2015/05/quote-of-the-week-priorities-for-slum-dwellers-.html
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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2015, 09:43:24 AM »
Adding more traffic lanes to address #congestion is like loosening your belt to address obesity.

- Lewis Mumford.
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2015, 12:24:24 PM »
Our cities are crucibles of enterprise. They need public transport. It's good for you.

- Malcolm Turnbull
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2016, 07:06:00 AM »
Jason @justanurbanite
      
Free public transport does not greatly improve mode share, and wastes revenue best spent on improved services that do improve mode share
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2018, 12:11:58 PM »
“ Often people are blamed for not using public transport, but we find people will use public transport if it meets their needs, and unfortunately over the decades we’ve provided public transport that suits the needs of the authority … not necessarily the commuter ”

Paul Turner RACQ
https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/traffic-reports/the-key-to-get-gold-coasters-out-of-their-cars-and-on-to-public-transport/news-story/cff8bd4bb47d194ce6268cf181e84a28
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