- Orange- % who drive themselves
- Red- % who carpool
- Lt. Blue- % who take public transport
- Dk. Blue- % who walk to work
- Peach- % who work at home, etc.
There definitely seems to be a huge difference between the places with good public transportation systems and those with poor systems. In my own efforts to be kinder to Mother Nature, I have been bussing it, ALOT.
When I first started riding, I thought that helping the earth by not driving would be all that I would be getting from my experience. I was wrong. I get to see humanity in it's entirety. I have seen love and affection. I have seen indifference and blatant hate. I have seen men get up for women and everyone gets up for the elderly folks and moms with young children, no matter how crowded the bus is. I have listened to and talked to people. I hear stories, tell stories and sense stories.
I guess what I am trying to say is that riding the bus is so much more than what I first thought it would be. I use the bus to reconnect with what I have felt I was very cynical about, humanity.