So here are the rules for the Bus Blog
1). The dates of the challenge will run from October 1st to October 31st.
2). I may use any form of public transportation or any means of self propelled transportation (i.e. walking, biking, etc…)
3). I may not drive a car (or anything that is not self propelled) except for health or family emergencies. Although it’s not public transportation, taking a cab will be allowed, seeing how it is and alternative transportation method for those who do not have their own cars and so will be included in the experiment.
4). I may not have anyone drive me to my destination unless I am riding with someone who is going to the same event or destination as I am. But even this will be avoided.
5). Finally, a lot of people have asked, but no, my wife Nicole will not have to give up her car too! I will be running any of the errands necessary for both of us like grocery shopping or similar but if she needs to drive somewhere for a task for her soul benefit its fine.
Some of the tasks I will accomplish include…
- Grocery shopping, banking, and similar everyday errands.
- Commute to work, (However I usually walk already. It’s only 4 blocks away).
- Explore Little Rock’s amenities (Parks, Museums, Attractions…).
- Visit my parents in west Little Rock.
- Go to a movie.
- Go on a date.
- Go to church, (A church downtown and my home church of Oak Forest UMC in mid town).
- Go to a concert.
- Go to kickball.
- Kayak to somewhere, (Not sure how this one is going to work just yet).
- Go to my 10 year High School Reunion, (I’m sure this should be interesting).
- Travel via the Trolley.
- Travel to the Airport.
- Travel via Greyhound somewhere, (Probably Hot Springs).
- Travel via Amtrak to St Louis for a weekend.
I will also set up some interviews with someone from CAT Transit, Metroplan, and the biking community and maybe some others.
Finally, some of the thing I will be documenting will be…
- Bus routes, times and trip duration.
- Biking and walking routes.
- Travel costs as compared to driving expenses.
- Travel duration times as compared to driving times.
- Health effects.
- Benefits and shortcomings.
It should make for an interesting, (and maybe entertaining) month!