July 7, 2013

My First Two Months On Public Transportation

For the past 13 years, I've lived in a house in the suburbs.  So obviously, a car has inevitably been part of my daily routine.  For two months now, I've been living in downtown Madrid using public transportation to go and come back from work and also using a bike on the weekends to explore the city's many parks.  It's been liberating.  Many articles have been written on how more efficient and eco-friendly public transportation alternatives will increase the quality of life in our metro areas.  I couldn't agree more.

The other day, on my morning commute, there was this ad inside the bus for a new car sharing service in Madrid called Bluemove "Your Car When You Need It.":  another move in the right direction.  Do all of us actually need to own an automobile or will the car sharing movement transform old habits?

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