‘Why You Ride (or Don’t Ride)‘ is a series where you, our faithful readers, share your transportation routines in L.A. and your thoughts on how to make things better – read more about the concept here.
Who You Are:
Your Transit Routine:
How often do you take transit and for what purpose?
I take it 4-5 days a week to work and back home mostly. Occasionally I take it if I want to drink and not have to drive.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
From Hollywood to the Grove area.
What lines/routes do you take?
222 or 156 then 217 or 780 depending.
How long does it typically take?
780 and 217 can take 20 to 25 minutes for the ride…
156 and the 222 10 to 15 minutes for the ride….
But all of these buses need more frequent buses. Especially the 222. The wait for the next bus can be as much as an hour, if the bus shows as scheduled.
Briefly, how would you describe your typical transit experience? Love it, deal with it, or hate it?
I deal with it.
On average, what do you spend each month on transportation?
$50 – $100
Why do you take transit?
I did it because of the stress of driving and finding parking. I was thrilled with the savings in my car insurance and gas, as well is lowering my carbon footprint.