I don’t blame cars, I blame laziness. I remember way back when, back in highschool, I once walked a whopping seven miles to attend a practice session for a local college play. I met one of my fellow students at the college cafe and she was just shocked that I walked so far. From that day forward, I always thought of her as lazy. LOL
Well, it’s not like I was in the habit of walking that far for something important. I didn’t have a bike at the time and I didn’t have a ride so my choices were limited. It just struck me that she thought it was so obscure that I was willing to spend two hours walking in order to be somewhere. I really don’t think it’s an issue of how long it took, it was just the principle; she would have given me the same reaction if I took thirty minutes and biked there.
I once took a 1F Millvale bus, thinking it would get me to the McKnight Rd post office, but no, it was the 1F variation that *ends* in Millvale. Yep, seven miles on foot up Babcock Boulevard, in dress shoes and a necktie, in midsummer heat.
Not a bad bike ride (in fact, I’ll be doing it myself within the hour) but that’s a long blessed walk on a 90 degree day, carrying a package.