The evening of Thursday, May 26, I have two evening activities that don't conflict, but are far enough apart that getting to both will be difficult. The first runs until 8:30 in Ross Township, while the second starts at 9:00 in Lawrenceville and requires a bicycle. How to do both? I can't bicycle from the first to the second in time, and if I travel from one to the other by motorcycle, I would not have the bicycle to ride. The car is not an option, and neither is the bus system.
It can be done, but it takes some planning. This blog post is that planning.
The day before, I will bike to work, then bike to Lawrenceville afterward, tying up
somewhere near the 40th Street Bridge. I then walk to Millvale, a distance of about
a mile and a half, and catch the 2 Mt Royal bus to within walking distance of the
Thursday morning, I motorcycle to work, then m/c to Ross for the meeting after work.
Once the meeting is done (and I may duck out a few minutes early), I motorcycle to
where the bicycle is parked. Legally park the motorcycle, as it may be there
overnight, hop on the bicycle, and pedal off to the 9:00 function. Getting there
early would be wise, late inexcusable.
After that, I may bicycle home, or bike back to the m/c and ride that home. Probably
depends on weather and how I am feeling. The next morning, I will walk to the 2 Mt
Royal stop, ride that bus to Millvale, walk back across the 40th St Bridge, hop on
whichever two-wheeled vehicle I left there overnight, and continue the rest of the
way to work. At day's end, I ride that home.
This, folks, is how you make it through life without a car. At no point do I need to
use a car, or beg a ride off anyone. The only real unknown is where I would leave
the motorcycle legally. It does not need to be in the exact spot as the bicycle,
though they should be close, as I won't have much transfer time between 8:30 and 9.
I have a couple weeks to figure that out, though.