Mrs. Jennifer Thomas
5 November 2010
Carless in Clarksville
"What can I do without a car?" I found myself asking that question this September when I was suddenly hit by a truck here in Clarksville. Some might say it is impossible to survive without a car, but I have managed to find my way around it. Whether I take the bus or a cab, find a ride, or simply use my own two feet I get myself to where I need to go. Although it is not easy, it is possible to commute without the reliance of a vehicle.
One of my favorite benefits of being in college is that they hand out free Bus Cards. When it accommodates to time restraints, the bus is my favorite way to travel around town. There are brochures that contain information on bus routes, departure times, and bus stop locations that are very helpful. I found my brochure at KFC right off of campus. Another cool thing about using public transportation is that it is healthy for the environment. Nearly every time I ride the bus I meet very interesting people. Many of them are very down to earth real life civilians.
When money is permitted, a taxi cab is also a viable option to consider. Taxis are best to be used for short distance trips, because the meters in them can run up rather quickly. This is also another experience I love, it is kind of a thrill to me to be driven across town by a complete stranger. Although, I have found myself in the back seat of a rude drivers cab before. When in this predicament there is little you can do to change the situation. Still it is a mildly reliable source of mobility.
Sometimes I take rides on the bus just to get out and do something. I found myself at goodwill one day, and it is a good thing that I did because it permitted me to buy a couch there for thirteen dollars. Of course I had to call someone to pick it up and take it to my house, but it was worth it. Over all the bus is an attractive choice when trying to get to any...