The New York Times has chosen John Tierney as its new columnist. Tierney lives in the Washington, DC, area, and wrote last September about his commuting habits:
Don't expect a lot of bike commuter advocacy on the Times' op-ed page, though. Tierney goes on to praise urban planning efforts that accomodate cars.I don't like even my own car. For most of my adult life I didn't even own one. I lived in Manhattan and pitied the suburbanites driving to the mall. When I moved to Washington and joined their ranks, I picked a home in smart-growth heaven, near a bike path and a subway station. Most days I skate or bike downtown, filled with righteous Schadenfreude as I roll past drivers stuck in traffic. The rest of the time I usually take the subway, and on the rare day I go by car, I hate the drive.