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Old 05-30-07, 07:35 AM   #1
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Link to article on health hazards of car commuting

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http://www.startribune.com/1244/story/1212527.html
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Old 05-30-07, 08:11 AM   #2
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So much for 'work where you live'.

Moving 1.5 hours away from the job for the kids who as a result get to see 3 hours LESS of their mom per day.

Never mind the pollution created by driving for hours each day.
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Wow, nothing like moving 2ish hours from your job for your 'dream home'
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great article, I'm going to rub it in the faces of a bunch of the cagers here at work .. lol
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For years I've wanted to move back to Chicago from the small college town we live in downstate...until last weekend when we went up for Bike The Drive. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit but realized how much I enjoy living in a place where the commute is 10 minutes by car and 20 by bike. It's just easier and less stressful to have work/groceries/restaurants/etc. so close.
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Why would anyone commute 100 miles per day is beyond me.
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Why would anyone commute 100 miles per day is beyond me.
Because $600,000 for a 2 bed, one bath, 45 yr old house is just too damn expensive here in the silicon valley. I have found a solution to the driving pain though. Its called public transportation. Worse comes to worse and I have to start commuting from that far away I've already hatched a plan to bike to BART, get on the VTA train, then bike to work. I already know of one other person that does this and he said that being able to take a nap in the trains helps out a lot.
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"It's tough as a parent," she said. "You want to give your children everything they want, but there are limitations to that because of the time it takes."

This is a major problem for Americans, they think they have to give their kids everything. What their kids really need is their parents time, not stuff, things, video games, etc. This lady has it backwards. She works to give her kids things instead of working at giving her kids her.
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When I was a kid (a mere 20 years ago), I'd have been happy with an old refrigerator box, some markers, and a bit of help from my dad (to cut a door in the box, of course). There's no more need for video games now, than there was then.
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When I was a kid...we had bikes :-) And I'm sure these yupsters' kids do too, but I wonder if they ever just take their bike out and ride. More likely the parents figure it isn't "safe", and the kids only "ride" in the driveway, or occasionally on weekends when Mom and Dad load little Liam and Mackayla into the SUV, put all the bikes on the rack, and drive to a MUP.
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great article, I'm going to rub it in the faces of a bunch of the cagers here at work .. lol
Great article. I sent it to our HR manager. She and I see eye to eye on these issues, in fact, she helped me promote Bike to Work Day this year.
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"It's tough as a parent," she said. "You want to give your children everything they want, but there are limitations to that because of the time it takes."

This is a major problem for Americans, they think they have to give their kids everything. What their kids really need is their parents time, not stuff, things, video games, etc. This lady has it backwards. She works to give her kids things instead of working at giving her kids her.
Have to agree with you.
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