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Open Thread: How Was Your Commute This Morning?

How did you get to work, or try to get to work, this morning -- subway, bus, bike, walking, telecommute? Let's hear some commuting stories.

Here's mine: After breakfast at Streetsblog Headquarters I walked in to my office and got to work.

OK, that was obnoxious. Apologies to the subway commuters.

I live on Union Street in Brooklyn, a somewhat busy through-street on any day, and the traffic and horn-honking this morning was unbelievable. Our 6-month-old, who sleeps in the front of the house, was woken up by car horns. My wife had a meeting up in Park Slope but the person she was meeting was a no-show due to the lack of subway service. Joanne reported that traffic was backed up from Fourth Avenue all the way up to Grand Army Plaza. Fourth Avenue heading northbound towards the Manhattan Bridge was also an absolute parking lot. Our older son had a dental appointment this morning. Joanne loaded him into the bike seat wearing his "bike hat" and Spiderman sunglasses and they had no problem getting to where they were going.

Despite the sub-tropical heat and humidity and the exhaust of a few hundred thousand cars idling in gridlock, it seems like it was a pretty good day to be a cyclist in New York City, except, perhaps, on the crowded Brooklyn Bridge walkway.

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