is a complex of various types of transport, carrying out transportation of the population and cargoes on the territory of the city and the nearest suburban area, as well as performing works related to the improvement of the city. If there are satellite cities and mass recreation areas in the city’s system that are remote from residential areas and industrial areas, public transport services the entire metropolitan area.
Public transport is divided into street transport (tram, trolley, bus) and extra-high-speed (underground, high-speed tram, monorail, conveyor transport); passenger car transport (taxis, departmental and personal cars); two-wheeled vehicles (motorcycles, scooters, mopeds and bicycles); water transport (river “tram”, motor and rowing boats, ferry crossings); air transport (helicopters).
In public transport is dirty, full of boors, beggars and thieves.
Unfortunately, moving along common roads, we do not always have the opportunity to choose a companion by heart. Even in private transport, a person can survive a lot of unpleasant minutes: dirty cars that smoke all over, and mothers who show indecent gestures to us, and auto inspectors who always find fault. In public transport, these same factors, but in a much smaller volume – and the Russian mate here can not be heard so often, and indecent gestures in the metro or tram very few people allow themselves, and the controllers are not so strictly with the passengers dispense. And if you paid the fare in time – and no problems at all. Is it sometimes dirty? So no one forces you to sit at this place – to change seats, at least in the train, there is where. And you will not be forced to clean the seats – employees do this every day. Beggars and thieves in public transport can be found except during rush hours, but car owners are raided by beggars at intersections, thieves, radio tape recorders, mirrors, etc.
Public transport is uncomfortable.
Perhaps not as comfortable as a personal car, but whether it is convenient or not is a controversial issue. After all, a tram or subway will take you to your place of work or home sometimes significantly faster than a personal car, idle a lot of time in traffic. And you can not pay attention to the road – sit yourself, read, enjoy the scenery, you can listen to music if there is a player. Would you like a beer or a smoke? Without problems – at any stop, you can go out and satisfy your desires, and even warm up at the same time.
The location of public transport stops is not always right for me.
It should be remembered that when planning the development, designers try to choose the most optimal location for the location of transport stops. Maybe, personally, the location of one or another stop does not quite fit, but after all, in the case of a private car, there is often a parking problem, which is not always located near the house. This problem occurs immediately in all places where you visit, and as a rule, gives car owners a lot of trouble (after all, even to find a suitable parking lot takes a lot of time, and the trouble waiting for car enthusiasts in the case of parking in places for it not intended, and not worth talking about).
Public transport is a relic of the past, the future behind the car.
This opinion is erroneous. In Europe and America have long concluded that further motorization is impossible, we should immediately begin the reverse process. Therefore, the institute of public transport in these countries has been developing very actively lately.
Public transport is often the cause of accidents due to its overall size and slowness.
Actually, public transport cars equipped with 4-5 brake systems (while there are only two in passenger cars) are more technically perfect, thanks to the design features they move smoothly, without jerking.And there is not much public transport on the road – you should take into account that there are more people in the cabin than any car can accommodate. For example, a bus carrying 30 passengers (assuming that only seats are occupied), and during peak hours much more, takes 30 m of the roadway. Tram (2 cars), carrying 120 passengers – 50 m. At the same time, a car carrying from 2 to 5 passengers – 25 meters.
In addition, only professionals who have received special training and training can be admitted to the management of the rolling stock of public transport. Such people show maximum caution on the roads, unlike drivers of cars, many of whom are amateurs who adhere to the rule “I see the goal, I see no obstacles.” According to statistics, despite the size, public transport cars are much less likely to cause accidents than cars.
On your own transport you can get to the desired place much faster than on public transport.
Unfortunately, this statement is not always true. Certainly, a trip for a city, a business trip (with an experienced driver), moving through the streets of a small town or traveling through a big city on a day off on your own car will really go faster. But in a big city, and even at rush hour, it is best to use public transport, and preferably underground (for example, the metro), not dependent on traffic jams.
No one will voluntarily change his own car for an uncomfortable and unprivileged public transport.
This opinion was true in the middle of the last century, when motorization successfully replaced boring public transport. Nowadays, the problems of traffic congestion, familiar to residents of any metropolis, and the money spent on car maintenance (that is, the ever increasing costs of parking and maintenance) make people in many developed countries change their attitude to public transport. It should be noted that personal transport in the West is only part of a well-developed transport infrastructure. The car is most often used only to deliver the owner to the public transport stop near which parking is built. Next, the person continues on the train, metro, tram or bus.
Public transport should be self-sustaining.
Wrong opinion. After all, public transport is a socially important urban infrastructure, the main properties of which are accessibility, ubiquity and compliance with certain standards of quality of service. Neither the economy, nor business, he is not, therefore, to fill the budget and ensure self-sufficiency should not.
Privatization of public transport to the fare will not be affected.
Unfortunately, privatized public transport turns into a business that should bring income to the owner. For example, in London, where there are several private metro lines, the prices for travel in privatized transport are very high.
Shuttle buses are more mobile than, for example, a bus or tram.
Not necessary. The shuttle bus, which left at the same time as the shuttle bus, overtakes it not much. This is due to the fact that the driver of the minibus can stop the vehicle anywhere, and as often as necessary. And the desire of drivers (and by no means always professionals) of the mentioned vehicles to make up for lost causes inconvenience to passengers, and sometimes ends in an accident. In addition, route taxis do not always follow the schedule, therefore, no one guarantees that in the next 20 minutes the necessary bus will come to a stop.