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    ... Bus Rapid Transit vehicle means that all seats are occupied ...

    ... run higher frequency BRT. Everyone wins.

    As far as the cost of designing a bridge to include both pedestrian and cycle paths ~ for a road bridge, its a requirement imposed on highway planners, and it would be politically idiotic to convert a coalition strategy into a fighting for scraps and devil take the hindmost "strategy".

    For a dedicated ActiveTransport bridge, consider the sequence. First there is the investment in the at grade infrastructure improvements. That should be to serve both walking and cycling, since the benefit/cost of even modest increases in mode share of either are so strong.

    And then having established an area that is both a walkable and bikeable precinct, we have this hypothetical dedicated ActiveTransport bridge.

    The hypothetical dedicated ActiveTransport bridge may serve a larger number of people per acre in the walkability catchment, but the bikeability catchment will be from ten to forty times the area, so the scenario of the costs of a walking bridge alone being justified to service pedestrians, while the much smaller incremental cost of making the bridge wide enough to have both a promenade and a cycleway is not justified ... that is fairly unlikely.

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    by BruceMcF on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 07:05:08 PM PDT

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