I'm trying to dump my car for May. I don't use my 10 plus year old Prius much--opting to walk or bike (having elected to live in Middlebury's downtown walkable community), but when I do drive my car I always ask--is there anyone else who can go with me (carpool), is there any way I can combine tasks to eliminate number of trips or delay them till next month? I will drive my hybrid car to the May 2 Bike Swap & Clinic to deliver supplies, display materials, safety fair props, etc for the Bike Swap & Clinic we've organized. I'll use it again on May 3 to carpool people to a long planned event in East Dorset. After that, I hope I can keep my car parked for rest of month. This takes planning for extra time and anticipating weather. I plan to visit my mother in northern NJ in last days of May and will have to consider if I have enough time to use mass transit, which I've done once. I took ACTR bus at 5:45 am to Rutland and waited for train to Penn Station, walked and used subway to bus terminal and took bus to NJ where my sister picked me up. It's doable but costs more and takes what I never seem to have enough of--TIME!
Transportation Challenge #6
Mission Possible: Pull off a regular trip with less driving. Hint: Use your new Hybrid Transportation know-how!
Did you know?
The longest tandem bike ever built was nearly 67 feet long and seated 35 people.
Enough talking and thinking! In this last formal transportation challenge it's time to go and get some on-the-road experience! Find the additional barriers and unexpected joys. Learn, try again, repeat!
- Pick a day - ideally within a week.
- Pick a way - having completed challenges #3 and #4, you'll ace this.
- Whattaya say? How'd it go? Tell the tale! Share some pix or video from your Secret Helmet Cam!
If you already do this ALL the time:
Invite some less seasoned hybrid travelers to join you!
- Reach out to a willing friend or family member with a proposal for a Hybrid Transportation Adventure.
- Complete this challenge by sharing what you did together!
Everything you need:
- You have already.
Go get 'em, Tiger!