Tag: trolley

  • Helping Dan feel human

    “Can you help me with my bike? My wrist is broken!” I barely heard the question. But speaking over This American Life was the voice of a man on the platform struggling to get his bicycle up the stairs and onto the trolley. With my bike pinning me against the retractable wheelchair lift on the ancient, […]

  • Rules for Public Transportation

    We are a one car household. Fortunately for us, we live in a city where you can get away with having just one car because we have a decent public transportation system. Our transportation system, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, also has a policy that permits bikes. This allows me the daily privilege of riding […]

  • 5 Benefits of Making Public Transportation A Part of My Daily Routine

    Last year Kristen and I made a long-term family decision about having two cars. We don’t need one. And when we do we will just rent one. Since last Spring I’ve taken the trolley to work as opposed to a crazy driving ritual. We live 1.2 miles from the trolley stop at San Diego State […]

  • Forgetful

    I’m forgetful. I hope people find it endearing. Who am I kidding? It’s annoying. I never know where my keys are. I say at least 10 times a day, “Where’s my phone?” I can be so absentminded that I miss appointments, only to discover them when the person I’ve stood up calls me. That leads me […]

  • Commuter Stories

    I’ve got this running joke that I am guaranteed to see something bizarre at least once a week as I commute to work on the trolley. Here’s just a few things that I’ve seen in the past few months since I started taking public transportation most days. On my way to the trolley: – Two […]