Friday, 15 June 2012
And it’s important to bus operators, too. To anyone who travels regularly by bus, it’s self-evident that the two largest markets are young people and older people.
When you distill exactly what young people actually want to see improved in their bus service, you get to realise that, actually, age isn’t an issue at all. Leaving aside free travel for those over 60-ish, everything else of importance to young people is equally significant to everybody else, regardless of their age. Sanctuary (in the form of shelter), punctuality, reliability, accessibility, mobility, capacity, purity (cleanliness), security and informity (information) know no age barriers at all.
So, it will be interesting to hear what the committee will add to the debate. Dare they consider things from the opposite perspective, though. The times when inconsiderate young people—not all of them, not on every journey—make life difficult for us more mature types as we try to share the same space within a confided glass and metal box on wheels.
Posted Friday, June 15, 2012