Solution hurts more than the problem
Re: “New bus lane found to save 10 minutes,” Dec. 6.
The problem with this article is that no one speaks on behalf of the thousands of commuters sitting in their cars longer than they need to so the chosen few on the buses can save 10 minutes a day.
By restricting cars to two lanes, instead of travelling in three lanes of traffic, albeit mixed in with buses, now we are burning more fuel and increasing the average commute time. For what, so we can feel good about supporting bus transportation?
As Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, wrote: “When a ‘solution’ to a problem causes more damage than the problem, policymaking has gone awry.” Methinks Lomborg has been to Victoria.