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Posted by on Oct 28, 2008 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Alternative Transportation Featured in Today’s Orlando Sentinel

Photo of our very own Andrewp (by Red Huber, ORLANDO SENTINEL)

Andrew Harrell, 50, rides his bicycle at the end of his 12-mile commute to work in downtown Orlando from Winter Park on Monday, October 27. Automobile traffic in Orlando has dropped by an average of 2 percent as the slow economy and high gas prices make more people cut back on their driving. Harrell says that he figures he saves $150 a month on gas by commuting on his bicycle

Read the article by Dan Tracy:

As drivers park cars, Orlando-area traffic thins out

2 Comments

  1. Hahahaha!!

    On the front page, and I’m not even wearing handcuffs …….. ;)

    Hey, at least I’m showing it can be done …… :)

  2. My wife remembers when the popular kids putted around Winter Park on Vespas. That was the hot ride.

    I remember the kids getting 49cc “motorcycles” when they turned 15 to replace their bicycles. They could drive one of those on a learner’s permit.

    I also remember a similar story circa 1978 about people commuting to jobs in downtown or at Martin (gasp!) all the way from CLERMONT! It began like this,
    “Every morning, at 7:15, Joe Blow starts his car for the long journey to work. . . . When asked why he doesn’t mind driving so far he says, ‘Well, it wasn’t so nice until I bought a heavier car with A/C and a radio. Besides I bought a house with twice the square footage for half the price and with gas at 60 cents a gallon, I get to live somewhere nicer and save money!’”

    Dan Tracy probably remembers writing stories like that.