Reilly's "The First 10 Things I'll Do to Fix Muni"greenspun.com : LUSENET : Transit First San Francisco : One Thread
Candidate for mayor, Clint Reilly has posted "The First 10 Things I'll Do to Fix Muni" on his campaign website. I thought it would be interesting to do a critique. Read it here:
What do others think? Feel free to post your reply here.
-- richard (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 14, 1999
Muni's real problem is that it is stuck in traffic just like everyone else. I don't see anything here about giving Muni greater priority to the roads, e.g., with dedicated outside lanes with barriers. Politically, it's a real tough thing to do, but you cannot fix Muni without it; everything else is just nibbling around the edges of the problem.
-- Donald F. Robertson (email@example.com), September 16, 1999.
I like his plan overall. Even though someone might quibble with a point or two, the important thing is that he *has* a plan. I remember Brown boasting that he would fix Muni in 100 days--well, it's been almost 1500 days and Muni is marginally better on a good day. I appreciate the fact that a candidate has come forward with concrete ideas rather than flashy promises. Even if you disagree with his ideas (I happen to agree with all of them) I'm sure someone who has put this much thought into it would be able to take advice and modify them based on expert opinion and future experience.
-- John Blum (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 1999.
I think that the frequency of trains should be increased underground. If anyone has been to any large European cities you know that transportation is fantastic. One minute between trains is not unheard of during rush hours and that is on the same line.
We need other cross-city subways as well so that getting from let's say Castro to Marina doesn't take 1.5 to 2 hours by bus(es).
It is also rediculous that a train cannot open it's doors if on a platform until it has pulled all the way to the end of the platform. Most times that delays are taking place there aren't any trains in front of them for at least one or more stations. That's rediculous!
I remember when I moved to SF 10 years ago thinking how fantastic the transport was. I remember buses driving faster, so therefore not taking as long to get to your destination. It seems like they are coasting along now.
-- Sean Sloane (email@example.com), October 08, 1999.