Wednesday, April 29, 2009

corner view:: transportation


This week Corner View is Transportation! Being a midwestern college town with both the liberal crunch AND the rural farm lifestyles here, we have a bit of everything in Madison.

We have several hybrid buses on the Metro route, there are community cars, and we have scooters and cyclists on the road in the sun, rain and even snow. We can even have our coffee delivered by bike. We prefer our feet, we love to ride our bikes, and when we drive somewhere we like to avoid traffic and choose back roads where we sometimes end up behind large tractors or farm trucks.

We also love to carpool with friends to outings, have car-free days, and hypermile when we can!

Check out all of the other blogs participating in Corner View!

jane, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, modsquad,caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t., jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, samantha

19 comments:

Ani said...

i definitely need to take some tips from the hypermiling site. i can be ahem, a bit of a fast driver. :)

thanks for passing it on...

Joyce said...

great shots of transportation and of our little ones.

Erin said...

Wow, it's awesome that you have so many car-free options in your city!

Love the vintage-y looking photos. :)

Crescent Moon said...

I love seeing pictures of Madison! We did a lot of walking when we lived there. My daughter, who just turn 18 yesterday, was born there. I would walk to the Willy Street Co-op with my 2 year old in the stroller and the baby in the front carrier.

caitlin said...

Very cool. I would be interested to see how they bike with coffee. And how they keep it warm. Thanks for an awesome corner view!

Stephanie said...

I'll take the boy and his tractor as my favorite photo.
:)

MODsquad said...

LOVE how you put your photos together and the feel of them!! Thanks for sharing!

jane said...

Hey Denise! Sounds perfect! Thanks for this!! Happy day!-Jane

Tara said...

Great mosaic- thanks for the view from your corner of the world!!

Schanett said...

sounds like a dream!
the life you describe with your sons in the garden, baking, unschooling, ...
thanks a lot for your comment about my bike and hope to see you again!

Dawn said...

That hypermiling site was so interesting. Thank you for all the links. That was a fun post.

Allison said...

Great photo set... I especially like the one where your kids have fallen asleep on the way home and also the race car action driving on the blue tractor. My husband would say that blue is a much better color for tractors than green(JD), but that red is the best! (Case IH fan)

skymring said...

Lovely colours, a bit 70'ish, vintage feel. Yes, I love that yellow house falling apart too, but my daughter think it's scary!Therese (earthandliving)

Dawn said...

Love the processing you used...we love to walk too and a scooter in the snow, crazy people! :)

Mama Randa Morning Glory said...

My 6 year old just bought a motorized razor scooter with rolled coins (LOTS of rolled coins!). And even though I'm technically over the weight limit, I ride anyway. Tons of fun!

dongdong said...

Those pics are great...how did you get them to come out that color? I love that.

A Day That is Dessert said...

I love your view of transportation...happy weekend!

C.T. said...

Coffee delivered by bike?? Wow, that I have never seen or heard of. Sound interesting ;-)

epe said...

great pictures!