How I Did It (Logistics)

Driving RouteSince my route was quite lengthy and not one which is conventionally traveled by anything other than car, I needed to plan the logistics of this carefully. I was able to develop a logistically-sound system to get me to work based on the mood I was in. Because my work was about 2km from the GO station, I was actually able to find an old junky bike that I kept at the Clarkson GO Station for the entire summer.

Too Tired to Bike / Rainy Day:

  • Walk to McMaster GO Station (5mins)
  • GO Bus to Aldershot GO Station (30mins incl. layover)
  • GO Train to Clarkson GO Station (40mins)
  • Mi Way Bus to Work (10mins)

Total time: 1h30mins
Trip Cost: $8 each way
Calories Burned: 50cal
Useful Time: 50mins
Useful Time (as % of trip time): 63%

Feeling Kind of Energetic:

  • Bike to Aldershot GO Station (11km) (30mins)
  • GO Train to Clarkson GO Station (40mins)
  • Bike to Work (2km) (10mins)

Total time: 1h20mins
Trip Cost: $7 each way
Calories Burned: 520cal
Useful Time: 30mins
Useful Time (as % of trip time): 38%

Feeling Like the Energizer Bunny:

  • Bike to Work (43km) (1h40mins)

Total time: 1h40mins
Trip Cost: $0 each way
Calories Burned: 1280cal
Useful Time: 0mins
Useful Time (as % of trip time): 0%

Oh Crap – I Missed the Bus!

  • Drive to Aldershot GO Station (8mins)
  • GO Train to Clarkson GO Station (40mins)
  • Bike to Work (2km) (10mins)

Total time: 60mins
Trip Cost: $8 each way
Calories Burned: 105cal
Useful Time: 30mins
Useful Time (as % of trip time): 50%

Compare to Driving:

  • Drive to Work (45mins average)

Total time: 45mins
Trip Cost: $5 each way (gas expense only)
Calories Burned: 0cal
Useful Time: 0mins
Useful Time (as % of trip time): 0%

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