Drivers penalized again at the expense of transit.

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Re: Drivers penalized again at the expense of transit.

Postby albertaboy4life » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:22 am

While I admit that free is among my most favourite four letter words . . .

I also say to the idea of free transit to beware of the "tragedy of the commons."

And yes I recognise its limitations and less than accurate historcial defences.
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Re: Drivers penalized again at the expense of transit.

Postby jon » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:35 pm

albertaboy4life wrote:While I admit that free is among my most favourite four letter words . . .

I also say to the idea of free transit to beware of the "tragedy of the commons."

And yes I recognise its limitations and less than accurate historcial defences.

After reading about the Tragedy of the Commons, I think the problem is Free Roads, not Free Transit. But that's just me.
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Re: Drivers penalized again at the expense of transit.

Postby albertaboy4life » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:57 pm

That's a perspective I hadn't considered, jon.

I guess my response would be that the road might be free, but the vehicle isn't. So the use of a vehicle would be the limiting factor deterring over-utilization of the resource. And the pedestrians without a vehicle would be deterred (or not) by the law or the danger of walking among high speed vehicles.
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Re: Drivers penalized again at the expense of transit.

Postby Coolcat » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:42 pm

Why would you want to make people leave their cars to take transit? Who would pay Translinks bills?
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