Originally Posted by bunt_q
... And we are cheap.
That Chicago video is pretty sweet, good for them, looks like a great plan. The difference is they care about transit as a city, we do not.
1) Does RTD not have to be cheap? Or are they flush with money that I'm not aware of?
2) So far as that Chicago BRT goes that's a fricken vision
. People can envision whatever their heart desires. Get back to me when it becomes reality.
Originally Posted by wong21fr
That looks perfectly suited for Salt Lake's giant-ass streets, not so much for Colfax. I'm beginning to see why they when with the sidewalking loading for BRT: it takes up a lot less room and since we aren't willing to take parking, or even a single general traffic lane, space maximization is the key.
Makes sense to me. Some of this popped into my mind as well. Whether RTD trying to be all things to all interested parties is a good idea or not, is a good question.
That and the fact that (to the best of my knowledge) RTD is having to cobble together funds to get even what they've proposed done. Whether it would be better to wait a decade to see if more funds could be found is a different question.