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Do you have any transit tricks that make your riding experience more pleasant and convenient?
I came onto my transit trick through one of our SmartTrips Business partners, Standard Insurance Sustainability Coordinator Carrie Farrar.
During December's cold snap I decided to ride TriMet instead of biking to work. Running late, I missed my #8 bus home. I saw on TriMet's awesome stop monitors on the Portland Transit Mall that the next bus was another 16 minutes, which was only a problem with temperatures in the mid-20's.
I noticed that the #9 arrived in a couple of minutes, and even though it involved an 11-block walk home, it seemed better than standing in the cold.
Upon the #9, I ran into Carrie and we chatted about this and that. As we approached NE Weidler and 15th, Carrie suggested I get off and catch the #8 at NE Broadway and 15th.
What sagacious advice! The #9 stops less frequently in inner NE Portland, so I was able to catch the #8 bus that I missed downtown. Thank you Carrie.
Whether it's transit, carpooling, walking or biking - we'd love to hear your tricks for the commute.
Photo courtesy of Tim Jewitt.