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by Bryan Goebel
“The average speeds on the (T-Third) line are between 10 and 11 mph,” Snyder said, which “is at the low end of typical speeds for light rail that shares right of way with cars.” But Snyder said the T-Third, “with mixed right-of-way but mostly exclusive, should have a speed closer to 15-20 mph.”
Not only does it not live up to the expectation in terms of speed, its frequency is low and inconsistent. Once I checked the next train arrival time and it predicts to arrive in something like 25 minutes. I leave the station in disgust and walk the 1.5 miles route instead. In a typical SF MUNI fashion, walking beats the slow coach. Only in this case walking beats the speedy light rail too.
“Apparently we must build freeways with shoulders on the left AND right sides, to ensure that when one car breaks down or crashes, it does not delay any other car. Imagine if we designed our transit systems the same way!”
In response to ""Not a Freeway" -- Re-Branding the Excesses of the $1.4B Presidio Parkway"