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Streetfilm: Bike vs Car vs Bus

12:39 PM PDT on May 30, 2008

The NY based transportation advocacy group Transportation Alternatives completed their annual Bike vs Car vs MTA race earlier in the week and the results were pretty much what you might have guessed.  The bike was both the fastest form of transportation and the one with the lowest carbon footprint.  While the car beat the transit rider in time traveled, I noticed that the driver got to ride in an HOV lane because of the camera crew in the car with them and the MTA rider had a long walk before she even got to her bus stop.  When measuring the carbon footprints of transportation mode, it was certainly greener to take the bus and train instead of taking the car.

So now that we see how they do it in New York, anyone have suggestions for a bus vs car vs Metro race in Los Angeles?  Stephen Box suggested a bike vs MTA Local vs Orange Line race from the downtown to Van Nuys and a couple of people have suggested we recreate the bike ride to Dodger stadium with a car vs bike race.  Any other ideas?  Any Crimanimal want to try racing the Big Blue Bus downtown? 

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