Many regular readers will know that I catch the train to work on an almost daily basis and I was thinking the other day about what kinds of transport my colleagues use to get to work so I decided to do a little survey. I work in the CBD which obviously has much better PT connections compared to other parts the city but even so the results are interesting. There are 10 people in my immediate team and we get the following breakdown:
That’s quite an even split between transport modes and it is surprising to see walking feature quite highly (and the team’s is one of those that walks to work). Also both of those that do drive live out west near SH16 and both would happily use buses if there was a Busway built alongside it, they also either start early or start late to avoid the worst of the traffic. It is obviously only a small sample size so I decided to cast the net a bit wider and think people in my wider department which gives these results
Again far more people are using PT to get to work than those who drive and in this case the General Manager of the department is one of those PT users which helps to reinforce that PT isn’t just for poor people.
Transport seems to be a pretty common ‘water cooler’ topic at most work places so my question to readers is, how do you and your colleagues get to work?