November 3, 2018

Birds and buses to BHM

Last week, I left Industrious and walked out onto Peachtree St. There were four Limes sitting on the sidewalk.

I opened up the app, scanned a scooter, and started riding down the street.

The trip took me from Midtown to the core of Atlanta. I was surrounded by tall buildings the whole way. Office buildings, a grocery store, a hospital, the Fox Theater.

The trip was 2.2 miles. It took me about 14 minutes.

I parked the bike right in front of the Megabus that would take me to Birmingham.1

After handing my bags to the driver, I took a seat on the upper deck. Everybody had their phones plugged in outlets, streaming Netflix or reading books.

In 3 hours my sister picked me up from the brand new bus station in Birmingham.

10 years ago I never would have guessed this is how I’d get home. It’s hard to imagine even 1 year ago.

Sidenote: these scooters may force the largest investment in sidewalk and biking infrastructure we’ve ever had.

  1. Our driver and my Lime. Megabus and Lime

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