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Not Your Average Commute

I have just finished my first week of work at the University of San Buenaventura. Everyone tells me the commute will get old pretty quickly. I live in downtown and my school is a straight shot, inland about 7.5 miles (12 km) away. That sounds like a great commute to me. Let´s look at my options for modes of transportation and consider the roads:

Car -  I love driving, have no fear of crazy drivers and don't get aggravated during traffic jams. A used car sounds perfect but, getting a driver's license, registering the car, buying insurance and gas, and figuring out where to get it fixed without getting jipped sounds like a very expensive pain in the rear.

Bus - I could take the bus which costs 80 cents, but takes an 1 hr and 15 min. The streets are congested and narrow, especially in the market area. Buses twist and turn in the residential neighborhoods stopping at every corner while dodging motorcycles, horse carts, and children, if they are lucky. They are creating a new bus …