” It’s funny, but one of the most empowering acts of activism you can do for Los Angeles and its future, if you love the city, is to engage in public transportation.” – Joshua Dysart from “Without a Car” in the current Orion magazine, p. 33
Apparently, LA is a lot like my former small-Bible Belt-town of Winona Lake, Indiana (weird, huh?) in that there is very little non-automobile transit. In Winona Lake, if you walk or bicycle, you are one of the few. If you walk, you might even find that people offer you rides because they feel sorry for you! In LA it is similar to Winona Lake in another way: people drive even if they are only going a few blocks.