How I came to live car-free, using my bicycle, Zipcar and other modes of transportation to get around.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Last weekend, my area had the option of early voting, so I rode my bike over to College Park Community Center, to check it out. I can pick up a bike trail near my house that comes out next to the parking lot of the community center. Perfect! I saw all the voting placards, then I saw the very lengthy line of voters. As I pulled up to lock my bike to a street sign, there was a steady stream of cars slowly inching their way along, trying to find parking where there was none. I don't think people expected to find such a big voter turn-out! So, not only was it going to take a lot of time for them to find parking...but when they finally got in line, they would later find out that it would take TWO HOURS to finally get to a voting machine! I wonder how it will be on the actual election day, for people to find parking...and then try to get to work at a decent time. I think the local communities ought to encourage people to walk or bike to their voting locations. It would definitely help everyone in the long run...or should I say the long line?! :)