‘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:
Your Transportation Routine:
How often do you drive and for what purpose?
I drive locally – to the grocery store, hardware store, Westside Pavillion, Century City, fabric shop, into the Village for lunch, to Beverly Hills for shopping and doctor appts. I also go to the Pacific Paliasides, Santa Monica and Malibu to visit friends.
I take friends to Hollywood for shows and museums and up to the Hollywood Sign. I go when and where I want.
All places where there is no adequate Metro transportation without transferring many times. And Metro is not planning any easy solution in the future.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
My home that is located within 300 feet of a bus stop that will take me to Santa Clarita or downtown Los Angeles but nothing in between.
How many vehicles do you or your family have?
I have one vehicle.
How long does your commute typically take?
Less than 10 minutes by car. It could take up to an hour or longer by Metro.
Briefly, how would you describe your typical driving experience? Love it, deal with it, or hate it?
I love it!
On average, what do you spend each month on transportation?
$50 – $100
Do you use any forms of alternative transportation?
To old to learn how to ride a bicycle. No one has the same schedule or destination that I have.
Why do you drive?
Convenient, fast and comfortable – also safe if driving late at night.