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Old 08-25-01, 07:01 PM
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Is it time to give up driving?

... or should I move away from Atlanta?

Here's the scoop!
Ever since school started (2 weeks ago) the traffic seems to have gotten worse each day.
Yesterday (Friday) I had to drive because I had an appointment right after work. The morning drive took 55 minutes!
My commute of 14 miles usually takes 55-60 minutes!

What's the point in driving? It's not any faster and definitely not as healthy.
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Old 08-25-01, 10:17 PM
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Sounds like the proverbial rat race.There ARE better places to live.Of course you may have to give up a little pay in order to live in many laid back places.I like where I'm at in Florida.The pay scales in any given field are much lower than other places in the country but the cost of living is lower than where the pay is high.Maybe it's time to evaluate your living conditions......
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... or should I move away from Atlanta?
Well, that's up to the individual.

But the way I see it, I was here first, and I loved it. I will not let a bunch of cagers run me off...

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Old 08-26-01, 01:41 AM
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This is news? I've spent the last three years proving to my non-biking friends that driving is no faster than cycling. And I don't even take the most direct route on my commute!

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I've been told by a bike-hostile colleague that she is sick of having to watch out for bikes when driving because "Edinburgh streets aren't made for bikes"

Doesn't seem to get the point that there weren't too many cars about in the 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, but bikes came in a bit before cars.

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At my local (private) university, last year there was a lot of talk about increasing parking for cars at the "acedemic" end of campus. Many students complained that the best spots (closest to the lecture buildings) were reserved solely for commuters, and that ON-CAMPUS students should be allowed to park there, rather than in the outer lots. Honestly! Students would leave the dorms, get into their cars, and DRIVE 1/2 mile across campus! They probably passed the on-campus bus that runs every 10 minutes during weekdays to get there.
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Originally posted by Paige
Sounds like the proverbial rat race.There ARE better places to live.Of course you may have to give up a little pay in order to live in many laid back places.I like where I'm at in Florida.The pay scales in any given field are much lower than other places in the country but the cost of living is lower than where the pay is high.Maybe it's time to evaluate your living conditions......
Having lived in lower and higher cost of living parts of the U.S., I think you're in the better position, Paige. What good is it, financially anyway, to get 25% more in NYC, only to pay 75% - 125% more in living expenses?

As for Atlanta, I'd keep riding, and show the rest how little they gain.

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I've been told by a bike-hostile colleague that she is sick of having to watch out for bikes when driving because "Edinburgh streets aren't made for bikes"
People used to say that sort of thing to me, too. I think they've given up on trying to convince me to get a car. A bit of the old thing about head-butting a brick wall I think.

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I think they've given up on trying to convince me to get a car. A bit of the old thing about head-butting a brick wall I think.

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