Some pictures from the Bay Area

Last week I rented a car to go to the Semantic Technology conference in San Jose. I had hoped it would work out as a means to my getting a cheaper hotel, but there were just too many interesting conversation every evening that went on late into the night (3 am in one case) that using a car was not advisable. So in the end this was a completely useless expense: $40/day for the car + $26/day for the parking + the expensive hotel! Next time I'll rent a bicycle. Or at least give the car right back (I did not know that one can return corporate rented cars quite easily).

In the end I kept the car for Sunday and drove around some part of the Bay Area that would have been more difficult to access by foot.

Here are some pictures:


There are a lot of cyclists around the bay. That made me feel really guilty of having a ton of metal just to move my ass around.

Closer to the ocean the weather is a little more overcast

I went a couple of days without a car again. Then today I got one, thinking I may have to go to the Santa Clara campus, which is a little complicated to get to using public transport (at least when one does not know the timetables well). I keep thinking that a cycle and the train combination should get one most places.

Comments:

I live in Berkeley and use a bike and public transport to get to Menlo Park and Santa Clara. You're right, public transit to SCA is pretty nasty. I take BART to Fremont, the 180 express bus to the Great Mall, and either bike from there or take VTA to North First and Montague and bike from there. Total travel time: 2 hours. But sitting in BART or on a bus and working or reading or resting is \*so\* much better than driving.

Posted by David Van Couvering on May 31, 2007 at 01:35 AM CEST #

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