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Re: Brisbane Light Rail
In article <36C62AFE.AE79B5D2@uq.net.au>,
Nick Bowden <email@example.com> wrote:
> Albeit, that Clem may have stuffed up as far as the populace of the day were
> concernded, but putting in the proposed system is going to stuff up the traffic in
> the CBD with no great benefit. Mind you, thats what the mayor wants, so he can get
> everyone to use his public transport.
> The people need to get to the CBD first. This system covers the walking distance of
> the CBD. People need more exercise as it is, and they are been given an expensive
> reason do less walking!
Although I agree with you in part, with the obvious remedy being to build a
larger (and more useful) system, it must be remembered that whilst walking is
fine for the young and fit there are still significant numbers of people who
find walking even short distances quite hard. If you travel on SLR on a
weekend you can see quite a lot of people getting on at Central, paying the
fare (the Pensioner Excursion ticket is not valid on SLR), and travel the
very short distance to Haymarket to go shopping at Paddy's Markets. Some even
alight at Capitol Square!
Unfortunately there does seem to be a laziness aspect also, I know someone
who lives in the south western suburbs who drives into the city, parks at the
cheap parking at the casino, and travels by tram to Darling Harbour (a
stone's throw away) because her husband is just too lazy to walk!
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