A few missteps dampened our multimodal enthusiasm, and we’re running low on hummus.
How was your week, America? It confirmed for me the theory of parallel universes. As for transportation, we used feet, buses, bikes and Uber. Only once did we beg for help. Thank you, Robin.
Highs of the Week
- Stephanie experienced the DC Metrorail. And a slow march with a half-million new friends.
- Bike ride to Minute Maid Park. Astros Fanfest prepped Paul for our 2017 MLB Championship season.
- Bus ride on MLK Day. Speed wasn’t the point.
- Our first transportation shootout: Yellow Cab vs. Uber. I tried the new zTrip cab app. Watch for the results this week.
- A flawless bus ride to dinner. While friends searched for a parking place, I tried not to gloat.
Lows of the Week
- How not to ride the bus. Stupid human mistakes (ours) and rain nearly ruined a fun outing.
- A setback for Stephanie. I learned the value of Uber to health and marital bliss. (She’s feeling better.)
- Walking in circles. A busted attempt to use the bus to grocery shop taught us the value of next bus arrival texting.
Walking: 11 miles
Bus/Rail: 35.9 miles
Bike: 16.7 miles
Uber: 15.7 miles
Car: 13.9 miles
We added transportation costs to the chart (above). Private car costs are calculated at 58 cents per mile. Bicycles and their upkeep cost something. We’re using $1 for every day the bike is used. Don’t ask why. A cab ride (in the name of science, not transportation) was not included.
Now, I’m off to the grocery store. Will it be bus, bike, teleportation? Watch for another weekly report next Sunday.