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Münster Transportation: 19 reviews and 36 photos

  1. Inside a Münster bus
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  • 1. Inside a Münster bus - Münster
      1. Inside a Münster bus
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  • 2. Bus near the station - Münster
      2. Bus near the station
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  • 3. Cyclists and a bus - Münster
      3. Cyclists and a bus
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Photos:
1. Inside a Münster bus
2. Bus near the station, advertising clean electricity
3. Cyclists and a bus

Münster has no trams (streetcars), but a very good bus system with frequent connections and state-of-the-art information screens.

Nonetheless, only 10.4% of trips within the city are done by bus or local trains. The reason for this low percentage is that potential bus riders mostly prefer to go by bicycle instead.

29.6% drive cars and 6.7% are passengers in cars -- so you don't need a computer to figure out that most of the cars only have one person in them. That single person occupies over ten times as much public space as cyclist would occupy, and over thirty-three times as much space as a bus rider.

The city of Münster made this comparison in one of its publications:

Bicycle: If 72 people are transported on 72 bicycles, they would occupy 90 square meters.

Car: Based on an average occupancy of 1.2 people per car, 60 cars are needed to transport 72 people, which takes 1,000 square meters.

Bus: 72 people can be transported on 1 bus, which only requires 30 square meters of space and no permanent parking space, since it can be parked elsewhere.

But of course (my comment) all 72 people on the bus have to be going in the same direction, so for flexibility nothing beats a bicycle.

Mode: AROUND
Phone: 0 180 3 / 50 40 30
Type: Bus
Website: http://www.stadtwerke-muenster.de/fahrgaeste/fahrplan.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 8, 2009
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