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Jun. 14th, 2011 | 09:09 pm
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At least two-thirds of the way.


No winter waiting necessary yet


One of the amenities I'm enjoying most about living in DC is that I have multiple non-driving options for getting to work. I could also drive, as I do still have a car, but that would be by far the most expensive and annoying of my mode choices. Anyhow, for my just about 2-mile commute, I am usually opting to take the Circulator bus in the morning and the G2 bus in the afternoon, and loving it. The split between the two is mostly for novelty and I'll probably settle soon on one for both ways. The buses are super new and have ample air conditioning, which I know is not the case for all Metrobuses, and way cheap. The morning trip is $1.00 and the afternoon trip is $1.50.

And I get to meet German tourists that remind me of my parents and help them with their bus maps! And get eye fucked by various dudes (and possibly ladies, but I haven't been paying attention to that, I suppose)! On the way home I am usually getting off the bus about 2/3 of the way home and walking the rest of the way, especially since I sit down all day and need the exercise. This routine will probably get old, but for now I'm way into it. As a transit nerd ought to be.

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from: andrewshead
date: Jun. 15th, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
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DC, NYC, and SF are the three places where I think you can truly get by without a car.

If a bus ran b/w my job and my home (~2.5 miles) I'd take it.
That being said, I love my car(s) and wouldn't give them up in my current situation.

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DaveSteve

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from: ashfault76
date: Jun. 15th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
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I'd add Chicago to that list too...

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from: andrewshead
date: Jun. 15th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
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I was actually debating putting Chicago on that list. I've got a friend who refuses to drive who lives there and gets around well but talking to him he needs to take taxis a lot.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jun. 16th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
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I think it depends exactly where in the city you live. I deliberately live downtown so that I can take advantage of not driving but not every neighborhood in DC is the same story. And I could easily live in more places without a car if I owned a bicycle buuut I'm not really a cyclist.

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DaveSteve

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from: ashfault76
date: Jun. 15th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
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yay transit nerds!

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from: andrewshead
date: Jun. 15th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
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You're local.....

Has any of the dc transit nerds tried to get a behind the scenes tour of the dc metro? It have been on my todo list and I haven't gotten around it.

(typing from iPad in the middle of nowhere)

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Neil

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from: whitman22
date: Jun. 16th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
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The G2 is my line. :)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jun. 16th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
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It's one of my favorites. :]

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Michael

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from: shiftyeyeddogg
date: Jun. 18th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Someone who still uses LJ! I found you through ascendant's journal and just added you...

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jun. 18th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Great! I added you back.

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Michael

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from: shiftyeyeddogg
date: Jun. 18th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
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Awesome! Thanks.

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Michael

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from: shiftyeyeddogg
date: Jun. 18th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Also, truly jealous that you have non-driving options. LA is horrible for biking, walking, and most of all, public transit.

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