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A greener way to work

Culture | Posted on August 10, 2010 by Joseph Byer

Many people say they would like to have a greener commute, but they think they would be giving up some freedoms by leaving their car at home.  I have to say that I am now on a year and a half of a green commute and I hope to never look back.  If you live in a city with any decent public transportation then you have to give it a second shot.  Think about how much you pay for a car payment, insurance, gas and any kind of repairs.  Got a number in your head?  Now think about paying an average of $150 a month for the average monthly pass for a bus or train in most North American cities.  The cost savings are great!

Not only is it cheaper I find it much more relaxing.  Don’t like listening to people in the morning?  Bring an iPod.  Then you can kick back, read the paper and sip coffee while you cruise past all the traffic.  I have included a picture of me here to help you see how I am riding the Chicago L, saving money and flying past all the cars down below.

Do you have a green commute?  What is your favorite part about it in your city?  If you don’t use public transportation but your city offers it then what is it you don’t like?

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