Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mass Transportation

Bus or Bicycle, which is better?

The bus holds more people per a given vehicular unit than a bicycle. The bus offers a relaxing ride in environmentally controlled atmosphere.
The bicycle allows you to experience the great outdoors.
The bus takes up a lot of roadway.
The bicycle takes up a lot of sidewalk space. The bus burns new and cleaner alternative fyel sources.
The bicycle burns calories, sometimes an overabundance of calories. ;)


  1. I'd select a bus in the winter or whenever the weather is unfavorable and the bike in the summer.

  2. I'd like the bike, but I have to use the subway. otherwise, Bucharest is so crowded. I even prefer subway when in Vienna, although there the "bycicle-people" make the law :).

  3. I think both are quite good and much better than any car, even a smart car. Burning calories is something we all should do more of, right? ;)

    More buses, trams, bikes and scooters. I think that's what our cities need.

  4. Awesome perspective. Lots of transportation options there!

  5. The bus or the bike? Like the king says in "The King and I," "is a puzzlement." Not for me, though, because I love the bus!

    Here's all about Flat Stanley, from an earlier post:

    Christopher, a first grader in Mrs. Adams' Achievers at Steen's Creek Elementary in Florence, Mississippi, sent him to Portland, with a note dated Sept. 14, 2007:

    Dear "Miss" Edna, Lynette and Duncan,

    In school we read a book about a boy who got flattened by a bulletin board. His name is Stanley, now it is Flat Stanley. He wanted to go on a trip, so his family folded him up and mailed him to California.

    I am mailing my Flat Stanley to you. Please take him somewhere and write me back telling me about his adventures. If you have pictures, postcards, or brochures, please send them back with him. I will share his adventures with my classmates and this will help my classmates and I learn more about other places in the world.

    Thank you for helping me with this project. I wish I could fold myself up and visit you.

    Love, Christopher

    P. S. Please try to send Flat Stanley back to my school, Steen's Creek Elementary, by March 1.

    Since Flat Stanley arrived in Portland, he has been here, there, and everywhere, sometimes with just me--Lynette. Sometimes "Miss Edna" and Duncan go, too. My plan is for you to get to tour Portland and its surroundings along with Flat Stanley and us, through this blog and my other blog, Mama and Me from PDX.

    Before we could start on the tour, I decided that Flat Stanley needed a bit of help to remain upright. And I had the perfect solution, packed away somewhere in the closet. Miracle of miracles, I went to the exact box and found the blue scooter you will see along with Stanley in each photo.

  6. Neat is nice to see all of those bikes out...someone must be using them :)

  7. Long life to the bikes and the Parisian velib !