By Micheline Maynard
Aubrey Burleson-Sanford relies on a mix of transportation: he drives, is driven and relies on his bike.
Aubrey, a student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, checked in from Door County, Wisconsin, to share his transportation diary for last week. (That’s the Toyota Sienna he took to get to Wisconsin’s vacation land.)
Here’s how Aubrey puts it:
“My own car, a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is broken (busted transmission), so I have to use a hodgepodge of family and friends’ cars when I need a car.
I didn’t work or have class at all this weekend, so there’s not any sort of commuting pattern, but there are a few other patterns. I have a couple unusual key locations I go to and from, but it would be interesting to see how someone interprets this without knowing those.
(Editor’s note: We aren’t going to tell you what Aubrey is doing at some of these hours. We’ll let you guess.)
Looking at this, I wish I had biked more, but most of my traveling, since I didn’t really have any obligations, happened because I had a car and decided to go do such-and-such thing, instead of I needed to get to a thing and therefore got a car.
12:30 AM: I drove a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo 6.6 mi.
2:30 AM: I drove a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo 6.6 mi.
12:30 PM: I walked 0.1 mi.
12:45 PM: I drove a 1993 Saturn SL 5.0 mi.
2:15 PM: I drove a 1993 Saturn SL 2.5 mi.
3:00 PM: I drove a 1993 Saturn SL 7.2 mi.
3:45 PM: I drove a 1993 Saturn SL 5.0 mi.
4:05 PM: I walked 0.1 mi.
9:00 PM: I drove a 1998 Toyota Sienna 4.8 mi.
11:30 PM: I drove a 1998 Toyota Sienna 12.2 mi.
1:30 AM: I drove a 1998 Toyota Sienna 9.6 mi.
2:45 AM: I drove a 1998 Toyota Sienna 11.2 mi.
4:00 PM: I biked 2.4 mi.
6:00 PM: I drove a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo 3.4 mi.
6:30 PM: I drove a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo 3.8 mi.
11:30 AM: I biked 5.9 mi.
2:00 PM: I biked 6.1 mi.
3:00 PM: I biked 1 mi.
3:15 PM: I biked 1 mi.
4:00 PM: I was driven in a 1993 Saturn SL 2.6 mi.
4:30 PM: I drove a 1993 Saturn SL 3.9 mi.
5:30 PM: I drove a 1993 Saturn SL 2.4 mi.
6:45 PM: I drove a 1993 Saturn SL 3.4 mi.
7:00 PM: I walked 0.5 mi.
8:00 AM: I drove a 2003 Mercedes Benz ML320 5.0 mi.
9:00 AM: I rode in a 1998 Toyota Sienna ~200 mi.
Total Walking: 0.7 mi.
Total Biking: 16.4 mi.
Total Driving: 100.4 mi.
Total Being Driven: 200.7 mi.
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