Better by car
Regarding public transport, I have to put in my two cents here.
The system is far from dependable.
My husband and I thought we’d take the bus into the city.
Only living in Herne Bay, this should have been easy enough and uncomplicated.
Getting there went okay. We checked the return bus times at Britomart so we could be sure to be there at the appropriate time.
According to the electronic bus schedule the posted arrival time was 10 minutes, then 9 then 8 then 7, etc, etc. Then the sign said ‘due’. But no bus came until the next scheduled bus was due in another 20 or so minutes.
How can a person trust the system enough to depend on it to get to work?
And if the weather is bad, who wants to wait in the rain for a bus that may or may not come?
Besides that, there’s no savings – not time, not fi nancially. It’s cheaper and faster to bite the fuel cost and waste time trying to fi nd a carpark. You’d still arrive faster and for less money.
Public transport is a joke. Car pooling is the closest thing that comes close to trying to save fuel and arriving at your destination on time. MARGARET LUMSDEN