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Public Transit: Smarter, but not faster


In Canada, using public transportation helps you save money, reduce pollution, and lessen congestion.  But while it may be the most sensible way to travel, it’s certainly not the fastest.

According to the latest data from Statistics Canada, commuters who traveled using public transit took longer to get to work on average compared to those who drove in a car.

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That Drive-Thru isn’t just bad for your waistline

In this day and age, Drive-thrus are pretty much everywhere.

I mean, what would the 21st century be without them? In a busy world where not everyone has time to line up inside a fast food restaurant, people praise the convenience.

But when I drive by Tim Hortons in the morning and see fifty eight cars waiting in the drive-thru line for donuts when the inside of the restaurant is empty, I think to myself – how freaking lazy have people become?

Would it really kill you to take the 30 seconds to get out of the car and walk into the restaurant? But you know what’s even worse? The fact that they are now making drive-thrus for literally every service you can think of including banks, car washes, post offices, liquor stores, and even pharmacies. Yes, that’s right; you can get your diabetes pills without even burning a single calorie.

So what’s next? Drive thru hospitals? Groceries? Hardware stores?

I can’t tell you but what I do know is that there is absolutely no way of justifying unnecessary idling regardless of how convenient it may be for some people.

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