Monday, July 22, 2013
My current commute is taken with public transportation. I have a 13-minute walk from my apartment to the Metro every morning. Time spent riding the train is about 30 minutes. Once I arrive at my destination, I have a 5-minute walk from the station to my office. And at the end of the day, I do it all in reverse. That 13-minute walk home is the worst part of the commute. It's hot, I'm tired, and usually a little hungry!
Starting on August 1, I will begin driving to work. It will save me at least 20 minutes each way... It's a 9-mile drive. I'm thinking about all the lost exercise I will get. I never track my walk to/from the Metro station, though I know that time and effort adds up. I can see both good and bad in making this decision to start driving to work.
How do you get to work or around town? Do you live in a car-free world or do you rely on your car to take you everywhere? I currently only drive my car on the weekends, usually. I can easily walk to the gym and the grocery store.