Monthly Archive for January, 2012

: January, 2012

Back home — finally!

I’m home after walking from the newspaper office on State Street to the bus stop about 5 blocks away. I missed one bus and caught the 5:50 p.m. Coastal Link. I met a lady who told me she gets up every

It wasn’t easy, but I did it!

Yes, you can get there from here, but it takes a little longer when you don’t have a car. I left my house at 8:47 a.m. today to walk to the bus stop — two long blocks from my house in Milford. I got

I Got In To Work, Without My Car…

So I made it to the Post’s main office, at 410 State St. in Bridgeport. It only took a bus, a train, and more than a mile of walking, not to mention a lot of standing around waiting. I did feel

How to get there: Naugatuck to Stamford

Today I got a call from Leon Roth, a 45-year-old who lives in Naugatuck. “I saw this ‘Get There’ project you are doing, and one of your reporters should try taking the train from Bridgeport to

Ready, set, go!

I’m finalizing my plans for tomorrow’s bus/train ride to work. I’ll be walking to the bus stop around 9 a.m. And hope the bus stops for me! I think it will take longer than the 15 minutes my car ride

Buses are nice, but I wish I had a bike

Fun fact: I didn’t get a license or car until I was in college! See as a kid and then a teen I rode my bike and walked to the playground, to my friend’s houses, etc. Then as a student at UConn

MTA releases late night subway map

For those of you who have tried to navigate New York’s subway system late at night and have been completely confused, it may not be all those shots you did at that bar in the Village. It might just be

Get there by bike: The Journey

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. You’ve probably heard that platitude at just about every motivational speaker presentation that your boss made you attend over the years. And have you ever

Get there by Bike: On my way

So, on my way. Temperature about 33. Not bad for Jan. 30. I’m on my usual bike route from Paradise Green to downtown Bpt. Mostly it’s Barnum Ave. to East Main to Stratford Ave. Then over the bridge

Get there by bike: Lock it up

On Monday, I’ll be riding my bicycle to work as part of our “Get There” project for the Connecticut Post. The concept is simple: Get to work without a car. A few of us Post reporters will be doing