Peter wrote: > > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com > pontificates...
> >In Seattle, the most common response I see to bunching is leapfrogging; > >each bus will service every other stop, passing one another while people > >are boarding. Obviously this only works with inbound (i.e. mostly in > >the boarding phase) routes; in an outbound route, you'll still have to > >stop at pretty much every stop anyway. I don't know whether > >leapfrogging is established policy or just widely used. It does allow > >the buses to both proceed faster than either one could alone. > > Unfortunately trolley buses (eg in Wellington) cannot leapfrog.
Seattle has trolley buses too.
They can leapfrog if they have passing loops. The Wellington City Council took down all of the passing loops about 10 years ago, to save the cost of maintaining the switches, which were being battered about because of the cheapskate poles then being used which flew off the wires all the time.