‘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: John Moss
Location: Santa Monica
Your Transit Routine:
How often do you take transit and for what purpose?
Daily. For job hunting, medical appointments, social outings, shopping – pretty much everything.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
Between Hollywood and Santa Monica. Occasionally other parts of the county.
What lines/routes do you take?
Metro: 704, 4, 720, 920, 217, 780, Red Line, 305, 2
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus: 1, 5, 10
How long does it typically take?
30-45 minutes depending on traffic.
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?
Don’t have a car, and even if I did, driving in LA is too stressful. It’s far cheaper to take transit, and despite its flaws, it gets me where I need to go.