What moves us- Quotes

You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system.

Erol Ozan

I loved riding the Metro when I was in Seattle. At first, I found it confusing to follow the routes and the schedules. The city was new to me and in my home country, traveling by public transport wasn’t very easy so it was a whole new experience for me.

But when I grew used to traveling by metro, I loved this experience. There was a bus every 10 minutes or so from where we lived and to all the districts of the city. I even went to nearby towns via the Metro. While traveling I met so many people, from different countries and it was such an enriching experience.

And I got to know the city quite well. It’s a beautiful place, full of natural beauty and I enjoyed myself whenever I got the chance to explore it.

Walking is the only form of transportation in which a man proceeds erect – like a man – on his own legs, under his own power. There is immense satisfaction in that.

Edward Abbey,

As I’ve written many times before, I fell in love with walking pretty late in life. It’s an acquired taste for me and it grew on me gradually.

I love going for a walk whenever I get the chance. On foot one can explore nature closely. The flowers, the trees, the birds singing in the branches, the clouds floating leisurely across the sky, these all look so much more beautiful when we can observe them while leisurely walking.

And one does feel more satisfied when we walk someplace instead of driving there. When we drive we are oblivious to all the things we could be admiring, if we hadn’t rushed by them.

Written for;WQW #8 – Topic: Transportation – Anything that Moves You, hosted by Marsha



67 thoughts on “What moves us- Quotes

  1. I grew up in Chicago, which has one of the best public transit systems in the US, if not the world. I didn’t drive until I was 28, when I took a job that required it. We moved from there to Atlanta, and the transit system is considerably worse…

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  2. Every day – my time on public transport is a dramatic adventure full of very scary and very comical events. It certainly does feel like the veins and arteries of London.

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  3. Seattle is such a lovely place, Sadje. My first mother-in-law never drove. She used public transportation everywhere she went and lived in North Seattle not far from Aurora Avenue. She worked until she was about 72, never once having to have a car payment. I’m a walker and have been since I was so young. It’s not a strenuous exercise, but it keeps your heart in good shape. You hit a real vibe with everyone with this post.

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    1. Thanks Marsha. I loved my time in the city. The busses were mostly on time, clean and went most everywhere.
      Walking is the best exercise specially as we grow older. No stress on the heart of the limbs.

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  4. Wonderful reflections, Sadje. Though I grew up in a place that had poor public transport, when I was on the east coast, I did travel the transit there, and it was amazing. Totally agree about walking too, an enriching experience.

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  5. Jeepneys and buses here in Cebu have numbers and letters corresponding to their routes so it’s easier for people to remember. Traffic is terrible though. Pre pandemic I actually tried walking from my office to my home. Google maps said it would take 1hr and 54 or 55 mins if I walk it. It was right. We don’t have proper sidewalks though so I had to be extra careful. I made sure I was facing the traffic as it was easier that way.

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  6. Love your quote. I agree, it’s so important to have an understanding of transportation…we discovered this when we visited NYC, and Europe. Europe was a bit trickier, but we figured it out. I’m a little late getting around to comments from last weeks theme.

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