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The weather would not be a major deterrent to public transport use if far more adequate and appealing forms of protection from our harsh seasonal extremes and the growing impacts of climate change were provided ("Numbers on light rail drop after free trial", June 11).
More shelter would encourage and assist passenger movements to and from transport modes and make more comfortable the extra waiting times now required for connections at transport nodes and the very exposed rail stops.
Taking public transport should be a more comfortable experience in all seasons. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong
In addition the new Dickson Interchange is largely a concrete wasteland, with the nearest public toilet over 600m away. People need to wait at Dickson for connecting bus services whose frequency has not improved during the day, at night or on weekends and where cancellations have impacted adversely on those waiting. Many elsewhere are using bus stops that have no built or natural shelter.
This article first appeared on www.canberratimes.com.au
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