‘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.
Want to share your story? Take the survey here if you ride transit regularly, or take this one if you don’t ride.
Who You Are:
Name: Alison K
Location: Santa Monica
Your Transportation Routine:
How often do you drive and for what purpose?
I drive rarely – just to go to the grocery store, drive carpool to the high school or go to meetings out of Santa Monica.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
I bike all over Santa Monica, day and night, weekend and weekday, for fun and for work. When I need to go further, I usually drive to USC, Downtown L.A., LAX or Malibu.
How many vehicles do you or your family have?
Two cars for four drivers.
How long does your commute typically take?
I work from a home office.
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?
Less than $50
Do you use any forms of alternative transportation?
Bicycle to meetings, library, movies, church. Carpool to school, meetings in Downtown L.A. or further. Walk to doctor, stores, park, friends.
Why do you drive?
To take two to four people more than five miles, going out at night, to buy groceries or other bulky items. We drive very short distances and only a few times a week.