What contortions of logic can you guys come up with?
(Great resources btw.)
I’m not sure exactly what point you were trying to make, but, if anything, those pages show the case for the SRL is probably stronger than the case for upgrading the radial routes to the CBD.
Of Monash residents: 23,309 work in the CBD; 5,295 work in Greater Dandenong, 4,144 work in Whitehorse, 3,893 in Stonnington and 3,820 in Kingston, making 17,152 in LGAs where the journey to work is improved by the SRL.
Of Casey residents: 36,134 work in Greater Dandenong or the CBD. 11,650 work in Monash, 8,067 in Kingston, and 2,644 work in Whitehorse, making a total of 22,361 journeys potentially improved by the SRL.
Of Frankston residents: 6, 311 work in Kingston, 3,670 in Melbourne and 865 in Glen Eira, making 10,846 along the Frankston line; 7,069 work in Greater Dandenong, 3,360 in Monash and 3,281 in Casey, making 13,710 journeys potentially improved by the SRL.
So, in the LGAs you drew attention to, there are roughly 70,000 radial work trips and 52,000 radial journeys, if the SRL opened today.
Bearing in mind that CBD employment is close to saturated, the potential for the SRL to grow the job market in these middle suburbs by improving accessibility from nearby residential areas seems fairly obvious. In the long run, therefore, it’s fairly clear that SRL patronage has the potential to grow well past that of the radial routes. I’m sure the pattern would be repeated in LGAs like Whitehorse.