I had a friend take me around town today. He was home from San Fransisco and rented a car. We went to lunch, and the museum, it was a fun day, but the moments in the car were strange. I haven't been in a vehicle in (I can't remember when) some time. My van is still stitting. I ride a bike everywhere I go, or walk. It just has me baffled for a lot of reasons. I brought them up with my friend, as he was once my roommate, and got me started living car free, or at least willing to look at commuting by bike more often, as he does it and did it when he lived here. I think he still does in SF.
My landlord can't drive cause he got caught on film rolling through a stop light, his fourth moving violation, so he can't drive. I just was looking around me and asking why. Almost all the vehicles had one maybe two people, there were buses half full and one or two bikers. It just looked wrong, I felt suffocated in traffic, not to mention the vehicle with a seat belt and a hidden air bag in the dash. It was interesting to be aware of this sense or vibe, and wonder how do they do it, with a conscience?