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Vitalik Buterin
@vitalik.eth
In multiple European cities now I see taxis being allowed to use the bus lane (while of course regular cars are not). What's the policy justification for this?
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I like it. When I need to move fast to e.g., catch a plane, I take a taxi. Taxi drivers need to have a license, so they pay back some money to the city for utilizing the bus lane.
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@macbudkowski
Btw in Warsaw, electric cars can also use bus passes since they want to incentivize ppl to buy the less air polluting cars
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@vitalik.eth
If the goal is to charge for priority access to give a way for people who really need it to get priority and raise revenue, why not decouple the "taxi vs car" aspect from the "paying for priority or not" aspect?
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The point of bus lines is that it incentivizes people to have a viable alternative to riding/driving a car. If taxis makes this less viable it will end up leading to the same problem as if everyone rides a car. Public transport demand has to be induced
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I can vouch for this, saved my ass many times. Literally skipping line for reason eh and disincentivizing using owned cars which are not shared. More of those lines I think and we generally push cars out of cities, at least those which are not utilized 100% whole day.
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@dabaobei12
Is it possible that taxi drivers are in a hurry?? People with regular cars may only be traveling
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