Sticking my nose into congestion

Commuting sucks. As in, sucks your life away. I have no other way to describe it.

I am fortunate to live and work downtown… though it is a choice. I choose not to have a car, not to buy “stuff” and I don’t take expensive trips. I am a minimalist, and the reward is not having to sit on the 401 or on the TTC for several hours a day.

Others make different choices, and as I learned in the course of tracking several commuters for Metro Morning, we all have to live with our choices. The question is: is anybody actually happy with the choices laid out in front of them?

Have a listen to parts 1 and 2 of my ride-a-longs.

And if you can’t get enough: Commuters part 3.

I hope I haven’t offended any “pro commuters” out there who think I SUCK. Then again, if you are pro-commuter, you’d make a great story, so hate away (just be sure to leave your phone number for me.)

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One thought on “Sticking my nose into congestion

  1. Hi Jason,

    I enjoyed your story the other morning on Matt Galloway’s show on the health hazards of commuting in Toronto. If you haven’t already heard of GreenOwl Mobile’s TrafficAlert smartphone app, you can read about it here: http://bit.ly/vlyYsk. Our goal is to try an reduce some of the stress of commuting by giving users voiced and personalized traffic reports on their route. If you drive to work, you should check it out.

    Regards,

    Mark
    @mbridges30

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