pickle wrote:Seems as though a lot of the funds are going towards CAT buses. Is it practical to cram more buses on the roads in the CBD? I mean, I hardly ever ride through the CBD for obvious reasons.. is traffic pretty bad? Should they be pushing walking/cycling more rather than CAT buses?
The CATs are massively popular and an example of public transport done well.
They allow people to get anywhere in the extended city - they significantly increase pedestrian traffic which would otherwise be in taxis or private cars. (eg. getting to a CBD meeting from West Perth or getting to a shop at the other end of town)