Darcy Downs, Transportation Planner at GoTriangle, ditched her car in April for a full-time bike/bus commute. As we celebrate the last day of Bike Month, we asked Darcy about her first month as a bike commuter!
1. Describe your everyday commute:
DD: From my house in West Raleigh I bike 3/4 mile to the bus stop. If I’m going to our Raleigh office, I will take Route 300, 301 or 305 to downtown and bike the rest of the way. If I’m headed to RTP, I take Route 300 to the Regional Transit Center.
2. Why did you decide to become a bike commuter?
DD: I was only using my car to drive to work, so I decided to sell it. My husband and I are now a single-vehicle household. With only one car, we save money on maintenance, gas and other fees. Continue reading
Ben August commutes to work everyday by bike with his son. From his house in Carrboro where he lives with his wife and three children, Ben and his 6-year-old son Jacob start their journey every morning together. First stop, kindergarten! Once Jacob locks his bike and heads to class, Ben jumps back on his bike to continue to work in Chapel Hill. Continue reading
On Friday, May 20th, we celebrated Bike To Work Day. The day is a celebration of bike commuters, and to welcome new riders. Daniel Findley, a biker and Senior Research Associate from Raleigh, talked to us about his first bike to work experience:
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
DF: I’m a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at NC State. I’m originally from Robbinsville, NC. I now live in Raleigh with my wife, Rachel, kids – Ben, 2 & Sophia 6, and 22 chickens. Continue reading