What would it take to get you to take the bus? What about to go for a hike?
The Bay Area has several bus systems that drop riders off at some pretty beautiful trailheads. From the Stagecoach in Marin to the County Connection in Contra Costa County, there are options and opportunities. But there’s just something about a bus that takes some of the fun away. Or does it?
Will Doig wrote this piece in Salon on why we should love the bus (he gets bonus points in my book for this reference). Then he was interviewed on Talk of the Nation on NPR (listen here… be sure to listen for the Bay Area callers about half way through). Will and Neil Conan talked about the time it takes to wait for a bus, the creature comforts (or lack thereof), urban design, and stigma.
Fast Company wrote about this, too. What if buses were cool? What if everyone – not just those that had to – actually wanted to ride them?
Do you take the bus to get outside? If not, what would it take?