Why I Ride: Priscilla Jimenez, Graphic Designer

Why I Ride

Why I Ride‘ is a series where Metro employees share their transit routines – read more about the concept here.

Name: Priscilla Jimenez
Position: Graphic Design

How often do you take transit?

Five days a week.

If so, what lines/routes?

The Silver Line.

Are you car-free? If so, why? If not, why not?

Not completely. I ride my bike as much as I can, but lugging around my laptop as well as other things on my back isn’t too much fun. I use my car about one day a week.

Do you use any other alternative transportation (bicycle, rideshare, etc)?

I have two bikes. A fixie and a road bike.

What is your job at Metro?

Graphic Designer for the Communications Department. I design everything from passes to billboards.

Do you think being a regular Metro rider is important to your job?

Absolutely. Especially with design! What better way to design for something than actually being immersed in it. Riding the bus allows me to see if people are actually paying attention to our designs.

Why do you love transit?

The number one reason is because of the state of our environment. Number two, it’s cheaper. Number three, it’s faster (sometimes), but in my case it’s two or three times as fast. And last but not least, it really makes me appreciate my beautiful city for all of it’s glory, grime, and taco trucks.