Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bicycle vs Taxi

Overslept and took a taxi down to Kallang today. The journey took 20min and cost me $9.
My bicycle ride to Kallang takes only 30min.

What the hell? I know that cycling is faster than taking a bus after factoring time spent waiting for the bus. But, I never expected a car to be only 10min faster than cycling. Score one for cycling!

3 comments:

  1. But cycling also has its overheads like cooling down and changing up.

    However, if you consider the time spent is for exercising, then can see it as 0 minutes spent on travelling :)

    I used to ride from TPY to NTU which is about 70 minutes while feeder+MRT+179+walking is about 90 minutes.

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  2. Overheads such as cooling down and changing dont really affect me. I usually cycle to Kallang or Pasir Ris to do canoeing/kayaking.
    I simply cycle to and fro in my wet attire and take the commute as a warm up.

    You must have a really scenic or stress-free route to enjoy such a long commute.
    I used to find my 45min ride from Hougang to SIM too stressful to really enjoy.

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  3. Not all stress-free, such as Bukit Timah Road and Boon Lay Way between Jurong East and Boon Lay MRT (if during peak hours). If tired, will take a break at coffee shop at Jalan Jurong Kechil.

    I can imagine your route which were mainly older roads with many shophouses along the road and thus many activities and cars/lorries stop/park along those roads.

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