Traffic? What traffic?
Apparently the Washington region has bad traffic congestion. That’s a bummer.
I say “apparently” because I virtually never experience any of it firsthand since I’ve opted out of the lifestyle that requires people to sit in traffic. I live in the city, where it’s easier and faster to get around by walking, transit, cycling and the occasional taxicab than by driving, so traffic congestion is simply not something I ever have to think about. I can remember exactly one traffic jam that I’ve been a part of over the past year, and it happened while visiting family one weekend in western Fairfax County. Inmy normal day-to-day routine, I haven’t been in a traffic jam in years.
Traffic jams are a choice. People choose to subject themselves to them based on where they choose to live and how they choose to get around. For me, opting out was an easy decision.
Dan Malouff, BeyondDC.com