Frequency Is Freedom

  • Jarrett Walker


In the conceptual diagram of our seven transit demands in chapter 2, one feature of transit should stand out. Frequency has a direct role in meeting four of the seven transit demands, more than any of the others. It also dominates three of the seven phases of a trip, and it’s the main measure of everyone’s least favorite phase: waiting. Frequency is also the essence of the distinction between routes (sites of occasional transportation events) and lines (transit that is there whenever you need it).


Transit System King County Frequent Service Favorite Phase Frequent Network 
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© Jarrett Walker 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarrett Walker
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  1. 1.Jarrett Walker & AssociatesPortlandUSA

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