‘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:
Occupation: Environmental Planner (Air Quality Specialist)
Location: Los Angeles
Your Transportation Routine:
How often do you drive and for what purpose?
Five days a week to commute work.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
Mount Washington to Culver City.
How many vehicles do you or your family have?
How long does your commute typically take?
40 minutes. Music keeps me sane(ish).
Briefly, how would you describe your typical driving experience? Love it, deal with it, or hate it?
I hate it. There has to be a better way.
On average, what do you spend each month on transportation?
$100 – $300
Do you use any forms of alternative transportation?
I ride bikes and use transit for non-commute purposes.
Why do you drive?
I used to be able to take transit regularly, but due to a recent work change I now work at an office that would take considerably longer to get to via transit. Everyday when I look in my wallet and see my TAP card with no passes on it, it bums me out. Luckily, there’s an Expo station going up across the street! Danga excited. Yep, danga.