Dear single occupancy vehicle Colwood Crawlers:
The next time you are sitting in a hot, sweaty and frustratingly slow traffic jam (likely tomorrow and the day after) ask yourself: “Why am I doing this to myself?”
Remember you are not stuck in traffic – you are traffic. Know that there is a better way.
If you are commuting into Victoria, just look left (or right when going home) onto the Galloping Goose and see a wildly different commuting experience. I’ll wave at you from my bicycle, with a big smile on my face.
Yes we cyclists smile while commuting – revolutionary! We have no concept of traffic jams. We sail along gleefully uninhibited. We’ll probably beat you to your destination during rush hour, even riding at a leisurely pace.
Not only that, we’ll do it way cheaper, we’ll get a great workout, we’ll have more fun and we’ll arrive in a way better mood.
It really is better over here. Come and join us – we honestly want you to. Everyone will be better off. Before you know it you will understand that riding to work, even in winter, just involves a mindset change. You’ll look over and wonder how you ever did that to yourself.
As Darth Vader famously said: “It’s your Destiny.”
Tony Webster, Victoria