Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Take the waste out of your commuting time.
Cascade Bicycle Club - Vision 2011 from Punch Drunk on Vimeo.
From this website.
Commutes suck. If you spend forty-five minutes commuting, you're probably wasting an hour and a half of every workday: something like four-hundred hours of every year, or twenty-five days of working hours! Yes, that's more than three extra weeks of holiday hours your boss won't give you if you can find a better way to spend them.
Never mind. GM has advice for you.
Longer commutes mean higher divorce rates, greater obesity, and a higher financial burden (look it up yourself). For what? Your suburban home that won't hold its value after peak-oil, and even now has slid in the States? Even if that weren't true, how much energy do you have left to enjoy the dubious pleasures of the 'burbs after driving away so many hours of the week?
I ride to work about half the days of the week, and should more: 12km in Tokyo. Every time I bail on riding and take the train I regret it (I have a poor memory). I'd love to live closer, but this apartment is cheap, and like the link below the video talks about, it makes me get out and ride. In fact, I rather miss walking to work/school, as nothing beats the striding motion for tidying up cluttered thoughts, but I'd need to live a lot closer, and in a prettier town than Tokyo. Montreal was ideal for walking.