Biking in LA: Faster than anything else

 

xtown traffic

They didn’t provide a color key, so just guess who’s who

Ha! Los Angeles public radio staged a race between a car, a bicyclist, and public transportation, going crosstown from downtown to the beach during rush hour (which is a misnomer, as it lasts 24 hours). The results?

Car (including parking time): 70 minutes

Bus: 94 minutes

Bike: 65 minutes

The bike would have been even faster if he biked using the sidewalks like you’re not allowed to do I and everyone else I see on a bike does. If would have been slower, however, if someone else were biking. I’ve biked this path too, and while a lady never tells her pace, let’s just say it did not take me 65 minutes.

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 2.17.25 PM

The bike guy’s route. Not really sure about the 7 minute and 11 second difference between recorded and official times

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s