From The Road: Long Walks Avoided!

Speeding Subway Car (Image property of OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’ve come to like living in the downtown core of a big city since the (mostly) reliable public transit has allowed me to sidestep the responsibility of owning a car. But as of Sunday afternoon there was the very real possibility of a public transit strike here in Toronto, which would have meant some unpleasantly long walks for yours truly. Normally I don’t mind walking when the weather is nice, but not having the option of catching a streetcar or the subway if it started raining was a bit worrisome. It was obviously a concern for quite a few others too since I saw a lot of people buying bicycles Sunday afternoon. It was also the first time I ever thought a Segway would actually come in handy. Thankfully a tentative deal was reached just in time which meant that the subway trains, buses and streetcars were running as usual this morning.