Bike is unironically faster than bus. Bus is just the worst of everything. Slow as shit AND still gets stuck in traffic and risks accidents. Mile for mile, train and rail are the safest transport mode. Cycling would be just as safe if not for cagers murdering us. What good is a bus? It's shit. It's stinky, ugly, slow, inefficient, unpleasant shit. It's a mobile homeless shelter and cripple transportation service.
Turn every highway into a light rail line or bullet train route. Start building sustainable cities. Problem solved. >>1131293
Can burger cities even be fixed at this point? tens of miles of endless sprawl for no damned reason. The amount of rail you need to get everyone to their destination would be incredible because it's just so sprawled out. I'd say focus building on points that are along a rail line, and let everything else die and return to nature. Only way to fix it is to concentrate future building around rail lines and let everything else fall to nature.
A bus just has no use. It's a bandaid on the problem, a last attempt to use a giant cage to transport a handful of people through the sprawlshit that is modern burger cities, using a patchwork of dozens of unintuitive "bus lines" that need to stop every 3 blocks (because peds can't be expected to walk more than a block and a half, god forbid), which makes it slow as shit, and you need multiple transfers to get anywhere, each transfer racking up more and more wait time, when there are so many bus lines that each can only run once every 30, 45, or 60 minutes. You could have a minimum half hour wait if you need a transfer to get to your destination, by this logic. Plus minimum half an hour to ride the damned bus. That's an hour, for something that could have been driven in 20 minutes. Thus no one who has money uses the bus. So the bus is a poverty daycare center for the homeless, crippled, and modern lepers. Thus furthering that no one with money or options would use the bus.