An article in the Sun-Sentinel focuses on the shift in commuting habits that has occurred and will continue to occur with our ridiculously high gas prices. We’ve seen this clearly for some time now, so it’s good to see someone other than us transit freaks recognize that solo driving is unsustainable. Some of us will be dragged kicking and screaming into this “brave new world,” but there’s no sense in trying to stay in the last century.

Do you hear that, Mary Peters? Transit needs more money, not less!

Read the print copy if you can, where you can see the above photo on the front page of the local section (at least for Broward County). Yours truly in the picture, riding to work last Friday.

Update 8/1/08: Found the online version of the photo here after some digging around the Sun-Sentinel’s website. It wasn’t connected with the article like it was in the paper.

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5 Responses to Change in Commuting Habits

  1. Wild Style says:

    great post and great article. Unfortunately, when you read the comments on the Sun Sentinel article, you get the sense that South Floridians are just dumb as rocks and will never and I mean ever, get it.

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  2. JM Palacios says:

    They’re the ones who have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century and out of their personal vehicles.

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  3. maaaty says:

    Dragged kicking & screaming out of their vehicles …. reminds me of that Saudi proverb: “Our grandfathers rode camels. We ride in motor-cars. Our grandchildren will ride camels.”

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  4. mike lydon says:

    That is an AWFUL lot of pavement around you. Is that a 10 lane road?

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  5. JM Palacios says:

    It’s the intersection of Commercial Blvd and Powerline Rd., two 6 lane roads, with double left turn lanes everywhere. Plus a right turn lane from Commercial to Powerline that I had just passed. So the section I had just passed had 9 lanes altogether. But the main reason you see a lot of pavement is the huge intersection.

    See also this search page at the Sun-Sentinel for three more pics of me on the bicycle. Two are in my neighborhood, and there is one more of me on Commercial. If you’re bored and have nothing better to do…

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