‘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: Planner (not Metro)
Your Transit Routine:
How often do you take transit and for what purpose?
Daily commute. Often at lunch time. Also, for entertainment.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
Pasadena to downtown (commute). Downtown Dash to various places for lunch. Pasadena to Hollywood area. Occasionally take a Metro bus to Boyle Heights to visit in-laws.
What lines/routes do you take?
Gold Line, Red Line, Dash, various Metro buses, occasionally the Orange Line and Commuter Express 437.
How long does it typically take?
Depends on the route. Usually less than an hour for my morning commute.
Briefly, how would you describe your typical transit experience? Love it, deal with it, or hate it?
I love it!
On average, what do you spend each month on transportation?
$50 – $100
Why do you take transit?
I’m turning into Ed Begley Jr. in terms of avoiding owning or driving a car.
At first it was a cost saving measure, but when I combined bicycling and transit, much of L.A. became completely available without needing a car.