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Jun 4Liked by Brendan Dentino

Agree SDSU Mission Valley has excessive parking. But the number one problem is the Green Line's crap 15 min frequencies, especially for the thousands of students and staff who will be traveling between SDSU Mission Valley, SDSU, Fashion Valley, and Downtown daily, not just on game days.

To understand the power of frequency, look at Calgary vs. SF. Individual CTrain lines run 2x-3x as frequently as individual BART/Mini Metro Lines. That's the main reason why in 2019 Calgary's CTrain had 2.5x and 1.7x the per-mile ridership of SF BART and Muni Metro Rail, respectively. After all, it's the Bay Area that has higher job density, residential density, gas prices, parking prices, and road tolls than Calgary. And outside of Downtown, CTrain stations are surrounded by just as much parking, sprawl, and stroads as BART stations are.

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Completely agree. MTS's frequencies are brutal.

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Well researched, argued, and rational.

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"Bane huddled around a treasure he was hiding from Batman" is so good

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Well done. This was an enjoyable read.

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