The difference that a line speed of 20 km/h vs 30 km/h in that environment
makes is piddling, though of course 30 km/h would free things up a little.
It's far more those other issues that cumulatively slow everything down.
On Sunday, 22 January 2023 at 11:39:19 UTC+11mat...@...
> It's not surprising that the L2/L3 are slow given almost the entire length
> of George Street is now pedestrianised and subject to a 20km/hr speed
> limit. The southern Brickfield Hill section used to be 40km/hr until the
> city council pedestrianised that too - so another km of the track got
> snail's pace speed limited.
> TonyP will mention the acceleration of his favourite European system as an
> example that top speed doesn't matter. Still, we are limited here too - all
> stops on all 3 lines are 20kmn approach and departure limited. No flying in
> under hard braking and taking off at maximum power.
> And then there is the traffic light priority or lack thereof. It's gotten
> a bit better since the L2 opened, but it looks like they have to fight for
> every intersection. with the traffic planners still prioritizing the number
> of vehicles through the intersections not the number of people. So our big
> monster coupled sets count as ONE vehicle in their throughput calculations
> it seems.
> Even down AZAC Pde watch the traffic lights - the shared bus/tram corridor
> - the bus light goes green but the tram light stays red - the tram light
> doesn't clear until it sees the beacon from the approaching tram - so the
> trams slow approaching all the intersections to incase the lights don't
> clear before they reach them - even though they can see the bus light IS
> On Sun, 22 Jan 2023 at 10:30, Avrom Shtern adiron...@...> wrote:
>> Very interesting article.
>> Thanks for sharing Greg.
>> On Sat, Jan 21, 2023, 5:27 p.m. Greg Sutherland <
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