My Amusing Transit Strike Incident
January 8, 2009
For the last month, the city of Ottawa has been in the throes of a transit strike.
I confess, I have not been impacted by the strike directly because;
a) I cannot use the bus system
b) I don’t work in the downtown core
My commute is actually a fairly rural route that loops around south of the city.
I like it – no buses, and little traffic.
The Amusing Incident
I had agreed to drive a friends college age kids to school this morning. This would force me to plow through a good section of the city to get them there for an 8 AM class.
With the strike, plus a good snow storm yesterday, and the excessive media coverage of traffic snarls, we decided to plan for at least 2 hours getting to the college.
Ergo, up at 04:45 to pick up the kids for 05:45.
We sailed through the city without the slightest slow down and I had the poor kids dropped off well before 7 AM.
Maybe it was luck, or maybe Ottawans have readily adapted.
Whichever it was – we could have had at least another half hour of sleep!