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June 08, 2005

HOW do ya do that on transit?


Here is a reader's reply to Bernie Zuccarelli, who argued that Seattle people should adopt a Singapore-like regime that would force many of them to get around entirely by foot, bicycle or public transit.

I think it is really neat that Zuccarelli has been able to seamlessly integrate his life with Metro Transit. This has been one of the big hurdles for me, as I have experienced a lot of things where I couldn't figure out how to use transit, and I would appreciate some guidance or suggestions here. Could Zuccarelli provide some tips for us on how he is able to use Metro effectively for handling his kids' obligations? Things like getting the kids from school to a dentist appointment and then back again, for example. Or what he did to make it easier take his kid to an overnight birthday party where you're supposed to bring your own sleeping bag as wells as presents & who knows what else the mother insists has to go? Also, getting back there at 11:30 p.m., because the kid got in a tussle or had an ear infection and has to go back home right now? Also, what about taking the kid and her friends out for a treat or movie; what does he do to assuage the other moms? Another thing is getting the family to the inlaws for Christmas or Thanksgiving; does he have some sort of big bag for sticking all the presents and salad fixings in that makes it pretty easy to get there that way?

It could really be a big help to getting people to use the transit system if they knew how easy it was to handle these kinds of every day things.

Respond here.

 
Posted by Bruce Ramsey at June 8, 2005 06:37 PM



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