‘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:
Occupation: Digital artist
Location: Buena Park (Orange County)
Your Transit Routine:
How often do you take transit and for what purpose?
4 times a week for work.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
From home to work.
What lines/routes do you take?
Green Line Norwalk to El Segundo (round trip).
How long does it typically take?
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?
To save money, reduce stress from traffic and I get to read.
Do you use any other forms of alternative transportation?
Are you car-free? If so, why? If not, why not?
No, I need a car for emergencies.
If you could make one change to improve your transit experience, what would it be?
Real time arrival info and easier fare payment.
Given limited funds, how would you address L.A.’s transportation issues?
Definitely more rails that are accessible.
Do you think L.A. transit is better or worse since you started riding? What’s changed?
Well since I’ve been taking LA transit for 3 months, it’s been the same.
How would you encourage Angelenos to use transit?
Some kind of incentive in the work place.
Categories: Feedback, Metro Lifestyle, Surveys
Did the existence of the Green Line influence your choice to live where you do?
Norwalk to El Segundo is a good example of a commute that might not be possible (or tolerable) if it weren’t for quality public transit. Good transit shapes the choices we make and the way the city grows over time.