Join a Carpool or Ride Share

I feel very lucky because I live close enough to my work that I can ride my bike almost every day. On days when I have to drive due to bad weather, or for an appointment after work, or when I’m just feeling lazy, I usually notice how many people drive solo in their cars and trucks and SUVs (this is usually because I’m stuck in a long line of cars trying to escape work). If you are a daily commuter, look around then next time you’re stuck in traffic… how many cars have only the driver inside? Staggering! Continue reading

Drive as if your grandmother is in every other car

My dear sweet Italian gramma

My dear sweet Italian gramma

Why is it that when we step into our automobiles, many of us seem to feel invisible (I too have felt this)? We drive as if the other drivers are our enemies and that every “wrong” move they make is made just to slow us down and piss us off. Like the person in front of us who just sits there after the light turns green. “What are you DOING… GO already!” I yell to myself in the safe confines of my car (she can’t hear me). Seconds later, I realize that there was a senior citizen still crossing the road with her walker (true story). Now do I feel like an idiot or what? Continue reading