Thursday, February 12, 2009

Raleigh's hybrid circulator

Raleigh's new downtown circulator bus is a great—hybrid and free! And I think it is routed to connect to the parking garages—great work! Yet, I have concerns:

  1. I don’t see a BIKE RACK in the photo.
  2. It is a perversion of the term to call this “BRT”. This is good, but it is NOT BRT. Please don’t insult our intelligence.
  3. Is it a BIO-diesel hybrid? Grease disposal is a big problem in Raleigh, causing sanitary sewer overflows. This bus centers on a high restaurant density area and should burn waste veg oil.
  4. Will there be supporting WAY FINDING improvements for riders? Especially important for out of town guests.

More info at New Raleigh

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