During the winter of 2012, I found myself buying a bike and a car in one weekend. I also have access to the many wheels that Capital District Transportation Authority’s buses provide. This blog is inspired by the many ways to travel and creating a transportation network that makes traveling options accessible and convenient.
This blog is called multi-modalist. What is meant by this? Multi-modal refers to the multiple modes, or transportation options, that could be taken from point A to point B and the way these modes can work together to build an efficient and sustainable transportation system.
My former professor at the State University of New York at Albany, Jeff Olson, describes a “third mode”, as following:
While walking and bicycling are unique forms of mobility, they can also be thought of together to represent a “third mode” of transportation that is as important as highways and mass transit. This mode of transport, and the kind of thinking that is required to integrate it into our modern world, symbolizes a different perspective on our way of thinking. If you can understand why non-motorized mobility is important for transportation, you can also see how other problems could be resolved with similar thinking. This thought process is called The Third Mode, how it can lead to a more connected, healthy, and sustainable society.”
This blog is dedicated to writing about increasing our transportation choices. It may also include topics such as history, politics, gardens, crafts, and beautiful things. Let’s get moving!