Routes 384, 292 and 606 in Barnet Jul 16, 2021 22:16:58 GMT riverside, galwhv69, and 1 more like this
Post by vjaska on Jul 16, 2021 22:16:58 GMT
The curcuitisation of routes are the reason why the 384 and eventually other routes will get restructured more directly. People want trips that can get you from A to B in the in the most direct way possible, curcuitisation will just hold journeys an possibly lose usage on the route, hence one of the main reasons why the 384 had to get restructured to create a more efficient route from its new direct routeings.
Is it really why the 384 got restructured because there are plenty of examples of round the houses routes that have been runaway success and hence why they became apart of the network in the first place. The P5 takes the most roundabout routing you can have from Nine Elms to Elephant yet does perfectly well due to the many little bits it's serves to get people from shops, schools, residential areas, hospitals, etc. You would lose a number of valuable links overnight if you started unraveling these types of routes.
Let's be clear, the 384 cut was a way of TfL making savings by choosing the cheapest option available to create an extension to Barnet at the expense of locals living on small residential roads mainly east of Barnet hence why the 400m rule was altered to 450m just so they could make the required savings. If your ok with local transport body changing the goalposts to suit their own agenda rather than passengers needs, then that's up to you but I certainly am not.