The Worst Commutes

Why do I have a 3/4-mile commute?

I have a 3/4-mile commute because that’s the kind of commute I want — one that makes driving a car a silly choice.

I’m lucky. I had the opportunity to make this choice based on my profession and my socio-economic status. Others are not so lucky. Sadly, most of them are truly stuck.

And, perhaps more sadly, I think it’s possible a lot of people with hellish commutes either don’t think their commutes are hellish or think that hellish is normal — just the price you pay to live in suburbia.

Here’s a video to brighten your day or light a fire under your kiester — whichever.

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Comments 3

  1. Jason C wrote:

    Kunstler is great. If you enjoy the first 90% or so of this lecture, his books “The Geography of Nowhere” and “Home from Nowhere” would be well worth your time. If you like what he has to say in the last couple minutes of the lecture about our long-term energy prospects, then you might look at his “The Long Emergency”. All three are available in the Springfield library system.

    Posted 21 Jan 2010 at 1:15 pm
  2. Andy Cline wrote:

    Jason… Ordered “Geography” today from Amazon (used).

    Posted 21 Jan 2010 at 1:56 pm
  3. Keri wrote:

    That was really good! Thank you.

    It’s time to look at what we’ve become. We’re enabling and coping in an abusive relationship with the culture we’ve created.

    Posted 21 Jan 2010 at 4:03 pm