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Bike, bus or simply on foot?

Category:Spark life
Posted by: Darryl on 03/10/2012

Intern Sophie considers the best ways to get from place to place in the city.

Hi again, I can’t believe it’s October already, it's starting to get dark so early! It’s not all doom and gloom in The Spark office though and one thing we’ve been talking about this week is how we prefer to get around the city.


As I live in Trowbridge, I get a train into Bristol. I don’t drive (yet) so the train is my only really option and despite the struggle to sometimes get a seat, it’s usually a pretty pleasant experience.


My journey to Temple Meads is then followed by a twenty minute walk to the office. So far, I’ve quite enjoyed this aspect of my day too, having been pretty lucky with the weather up to this point, (although as winter closes in, I may look at catching the bus).


Now the pedestrian in me has a fair amount of gripes with cyclists (where did he come from?) and drivers (you’re supposed to stop at a zebra crossing, you know?) however since starting to learn to drive I can also appreciate that pedestrians have some pretty stupid moments as well.


There were a fair amount of varied opinions in the office on the subject too. Vicki is a big fan of getting around by bike, but when Darryl is out walking his dog, he comes across an awful lot of cyclists on the pavement. Whereas Beccy has received flack for getting the bus instead of biking it!


I find it really interesting how people’s views differ depending on their preferred method of travel. Fingers crossed I could be on the roads quite soon and although I’m determined to only borrow the car for longer journeys, I can’t wait to see whether my attitude towards pedestrians changes. Let’s hope road rage doesn’t take over!


Sophie x

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