Oh how I wish I could take part in Walk to Work month. But I have to drop the kids off to the sitter (a 10 minute drive from my house) and then drive to work (a 20 minute drive from the sitter.
Our public transit system here is horrible. In order for me to take a bus to work, I would have to leave my house at 6:30 am, take 2 busses and would get to work by 9 (again only 10 minute drive from my house and 20 minutes from my sitter).
On the way home, I would get to the bus hub at 5:30 (leaving work at 5), missing my 5:25 bus and having to wait 1 hour to get next bus (6:25) not getting home until 7:30pm (after my youngest gets to bed).
And, to top it off, the bus doesn’t even go to my sitter’s community.
People in our city are complaining about the amount of cars on the road, but I would gladly take public transit if it was convenient (as in many other cities I have been to).
So, for my commitment to walk to work month, I will commit to lobbying our city for better transit routes. Also, we are starting a car pool at work so that a few of us can make the environment a better place.