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Old 01-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I worked a 34 year career, and only commuted in a single-occupant car for 2 of those 34 years.

My first job, in Arizona, I rode a 75 mpg motorcycle to work, year-round 5 miles each way, for a year.

Second job was in Colorado, for 5 years. I rode the motorcycle 32 miles each way until temperatures dropped to 10F. Then I drove a carpool with 3 passengers in the winter.

In Alaska, I bicycled 6.5 miles each way to work for 6 years, riding the bus in the winter

In Utah, I motorcycled 17 miles each way, down to 10F, for 3 yrs, riding the bus in the winter. My last year there, a co-worker moved in nearby, and we carpooled.

My first 7 years in the Bay Area, I took a ferry and BART to work, or I bicycled 6.5 miles each way to a vanpool, or I carpooled, and I even ran my own vanpool. It was a 40 mile commute each way

Then I moved to Georgia. The heat, and security requirements where I worked, kept me from bicycling to work. These were the 2 years I SOV drove, 3 miles each way.

I moved back to the Bay Area, riding a bus, BART, and a private shuttle bus my last 6 years, 40 miles each way.

Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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