By Braddah Lance
For those who use da zippah lane now dat da DOT has allowed only 2 minimum, instead of 3 people, why? Don't you know dat it's even mo' SLOWER than da regulah freeway? And you thought it was going to be fastah wen you add uku-thousands more vehicles in dat lane?! I've always wondered why they made dat switch - was it to reward those who took vehicles off da road by car pooling or was it to help alleviate traffic? If it was for da latter, why even boddah with any type of car pool lanes in da first place and just make all da lanes da same? Then you wouldn't have people (knowingly) breaking a traffic law and people won't/can't get upset dat they always getting away with it.
Then it made me tink about travels to work. Have you evah car pooled? Have you evah took da bus to work? Have you evah biked (bicycle) to work? Have you evah took oddah means to work like a train or even wen we had Da Boat?
In Hawai'i, I'll be da first to admit it's all about "me" wen it comes to their vehicles. People no like give up their "freedom" of being able to drive wea evah, wen evah no mattah how heavy da traffic. As a society dat constantly tries to do bettah for da next generation, it's funny dat da people who car pool da most are da most inexperienced drivahs on da road.
Wassup Wit Dat!
You got high schoolers car pooling. You got college students car pooling. You got business people car pooling. Ok, so da last one isn't entirely true but had to check to see if you still reading. Obviously it's all about da destination but still, isn't it a true WWD! catch if da ones wit da least amount of hours on da road are entrusted to transport da most people?
I remembah I was da "limo service" back in da day and for me, it was always a plus wen I nevah HAVE to drive cause I saved gas money. At one of my previous employers, I actually used to bike (bicycle) to work from Salt Lake to Palama three times a week just to save gas and get in some exercise of course - it was an option only cause had one shower. Wen I was at The Advertiser and Da Wife and I used to car pool, we'd park at Aloha Tower and I scooted to work on a Razor!
Would I use da rail? Only if da route was close enough to wea I live and wea I gotta get to and da cost is manageable. I can't say I'd use TheBus though - seems slower - as I probably only have used it less than a handful of times since adulthood.
Do you enjoy watevah your commute is? Have you evah considered alternatives? Have you evah used any of them?