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Nicole Brodeur has been a Metro columnist at The Seattle Times since 1999. A New Jersey native, Brodeur has written for newspapers in California and North Carolina, and spent the best years of her life waitressing. She lives in Seattle with her 14-year-old son, needs to walk more, take the bus, stop microwaving tea water and consider turning her second car into a composting container.
By the numbers
Posted by Nicole Brodeur at 05:50 PM
As if I need any more convincing that my car is doing me harm than good, there's this:
It costs me $191.05 every month to commute to work alone. That's $2,292.60 a year.
BUT, if I found one person to put in my car, that annual cost would be half -- $11,46.30.
I don't know what else I need to convince them that all this independence is slowly eating away at our bank accounts and environment.