My Frustration with the Term “Alternative Transportation”

(For the rest of the week, I will be on vacation and out of cell phone/internet range, so this will likely be my only post this week.)

traffic-cartoonI did a Google image search for “traffic” and found the above cartoon, which sets the stage for the point that I’m trying to make.

I’ve been criticized before for using the term “alternative transportation,” when referring to transit, biking, and walking as opposed to driving.   Well, I’m frustrated by using it.  I believe that walking, biking, and transit should be the norm, while driving should be considered alternative transportation!  In closing…

Bike-Car comparison