Common sense stuff
With Airport to Botany Rapid Transit out for consultation (see: Airport to Botany Rapid Transit (A2B) Including Manukau Route Selection Open For Consultation) it is very topical to see a video from a planner (in Queensland) talking about the transit hierarchy – that is which mode is suited to what.
Without further ado I leave it again to Sam Bur and Cities Skylines to communicate the beginners guide to transit modes and which one is best for each situation:
Remember for a transit system to work moving people around it needs to be: RELIABLE
And how do we make it reliable?
- Frequencies match including hours of operation
- Right mode and mode capacity (rail will always carry more than busses but are expensive to build so how about bus ways or light rail?)
- Supporting infrastructure such as bus lanes or grade separated light rail right-of-ways
- Ease of transfers
- Connections and not just for the 9-5 worker EH AUCKLAND TRANSPORT?
- Amenity value