Standing at Melbourne airport tonight, waiting for a taxi, set me wondering, like I’m sure many of you do, why they don’t redesign the road to let more taxis queue.
Given that Melbourne Airport doesn’t (can’t?) have trains or trams so there is limited public transport, you’d think they’d come up with a better bloody system for waiting for a taxi. 1 rank with 10 bays, and taxis queued up for 2 hours. It’s all so serial, instead of parallel. Why not have three or four bays of 10 taxis each, that can all fill at the same time? Maybe have each rank labelled for areas of Melbourne to go to, or a taxi sharing option.
It must be the same people who design new buildings with limited toilets for women, who are the same idiots that design airports with a rank for 10 taxis, a single road in, a single road out, 2 hours worth of taxis waiting, and 50 to 100 people queuing. Does anywhere in the world have a better taxi rank system than Melbourne Airport?