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Montreal is included in this transit geek exercise in showing how far you can get on public transit in half an hour in various cities. The maps are in scale and Montreal shows up rather well.
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That’s pretty sweet, but unfortunately I don’t think it integrates the various transit systems very well (south shore, Laval, etc.). For example, I tried an address in Longueuil and it said I couldn’t get downtown in less than 56 minutes when I know for a fact it takes 45 minutes on average and sometimes as little as 35. It seems to only be referencing the RTL and not an integrated ride on the RTL and STM. (Yes, I’m picking at that because I really wish the various transit systems were better integrated in real life.)
Every other bus in the RTL should go direct downtown. Save having to transfer at panama or longueuil (longueuil not so bad, but panama you freeze your asterisk off)
What do you mean? During rush hour, basically all Panama-bound buses continue on to the Bonaventure Terminus via the contra-flow bus lane on the Champlain bridge. I’d argue that it’s more convenient to get to downtown from Brossard (0 transfers) than from Longueil (2 transfers).
Lets see them sticking Cairo or Mumbai in the mix. In 30 minutes you can probably get from the equivalent of one corner of Peel and Ste. Catherine to the other. :)
Spock: actually, the metro in Cairo is quite efficient. One of the only things (if not the only thing) in Egypt that is. Tourists don’t use it much since it mostly goes to and from working-class neighbourhoods rather than tourist sites, but it’s actually fairly clean and quick. Although the stench in the summer heat can be quite unbearable, since antiperspirant isn’t at the top of the shopping list for people who are eking out a meager existence.
RTL can be tricky. It once took me 3 hours to go from brossard to cite soleil in sthubert, i think it was like 3 busses. Some trajets are incredibly short, others can take an hour before they double back. Though i think having Panama and Chevrier so close to eachother is a waste. Instead of having two poorly heated terminus they never thought to build a decent real terminus with room for expansion. Before panama came along though, busses went straight DT or to longueuil, which is where most people are still heading anyways.
I blame it on not being of the B&T crowd, but what is this Panama of which you all speak?
Michel, what’s “the B&T crowd?” (Panama is a bus terminal in Brossard that’s a hub for that end of the south shore; it feeds a lot of buses across the Champlain bridge during rush hours.)
Blork, it’s a snide Manhattan expression for people living in other New York boroughs or beyond – the “bridge and tunnel” crowd.
I took the Cairo metro once. Not bad… But traffic in that city still reeks!
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