Today the PI has an opinion piece about Seattle’s green cred is a mirage without better public transportation:
Seattleites tout a good green game, but fall a little short.
Aside from Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and pizza by the slice, what I miss most about New York City is the efficient and reliable subway system, capable of transporting millions of people to work every day. At night, it would take me less than 15 minutes to travel north from 14th Street to my apartment in the low 80s with a subway transfer in between. In fact, subways were such a pervasive part of my life that in nine-plus years I never drove, not even once.
My pharmacist husband, meanwhile, has relied on subways his entire life. Raised in Queens, he attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, graduated from Long Island University in Brooklyn and owned a pharmacy in Greenwich Village. A devotee of the N Train, at 43 years old, he just got his driver’s license in anticipation of our big move west.
Well, 20% of Seattlites do bus to work, but the point remains that we need better public transportation to coax more people out of their cars.