Public transport trip times within 10km of the CBD are at 10kph and getting worse, without counting cancellations or overcrowding. A podcar speed of 60kph is 6 times faster.
Trip times are from the PTV Journey Planner, using intersecting streets nearest Google suburb locations. Melbourne services are slow, suffer from cancellations, are designed for passengers to stand, are over-crowded, create huge pedestrian flows and require change of vehicle. Average podcar speeds of 60kph are included as a reference.