‘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:
Name: Nancy M.
Occupation: Web programmer
Location: Sherman Oaks
Your Transportation Routine:
How often do you drive and for what purpose?
I drive every day to work at the Disney Lot. I also typically visit friends and surf on the Westside on the weekends.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
Home to work, and also to swim practice, which is only a mile from where I live. I try to keep most of my business local or buy stuff via the Internet to keep my commute small. I bike when my trips are less than a mile.
How many vehicles do you or your family have?
How long does your commute typically take?
30 minutes for 10 miles, each way.
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?
$50 – $100
Do you use any forms of alternative transportation?
I’ve tried taking the 549 Commuter Express, but it stops running super early in the morning. I’ve also attempted to take the Rapid 750 and switch to the 96, but if I miss the 96, it doesn’t come by again for another hour.
Why do you drive?
Unfortunately, it’s still far more convenient than taking the bus.