By Tim Kelley, Bike Arlington
People who ride their bikes to work often feel like they are in the minority because, well, they are. The percentages for bike commuting in Washington-area jurisdictions range from 4% (DC) down to 0.1% (Prince Georges). So at least 96% of commuters get to work some other way, and as a result, sometimes talk about bike commuters like exotic animals or eccentric distant relatives. Tim Kelley, BikeArlington’s Operations Manager of the past 8 years, likes to turn the tables on this conversation style, and presented this ironic blog post on his final week at work.
Did you know that there are people who drive their cars to work? That’s incredible. I mean, I own a car and I like to drive it on the weekends for fun with friends, but I could never drive it to work. Don’t get me wrong, some of my best friends are car drivers and I even had a cousin who married one. I guess I’m more of what you’d call a “recreational motorist.”