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Why I ride:
I ride TriMet to avoid the problems and costs of a car.
“Most people spend 10-15 percent of their income on cars.”
I am a recovered car addict. I live in the Pearl District, and I use buses, MAX, and Portland Streetcar to get around.
My insight for non-riders:
People have no idea of how much they are spending on cars. Most people spend 10-15 percent of their income on cars, and that doesn’t count the hassles of car ownership—vandalism, finding and paying for parking, dings, getting it in for repairs.
My favorite things to do while riding:
Reading and checking email.
The thing I like best about living in the Portland area: