My two week experiment in Maryland without a car is coming to an end today. I used a city bus to get from my apartment in Boulder to the Denver airport, and have used only my bicycle, trains, DC Metro and an occasional taxi to get around in Maryland.
Other than the train/pedestrian disaster a week ago Monday everything has worked perfectly. I have saved over two hundred dollars by not renting a car and not parking at the airport. I have also gotten to know a lot of passengers and train conductors.
This picture of John John and his girlfriend Natalie was taken moments before he was hit by the train. It was their first anniversary photo.
This was them out by the lake, where I go canoeing.
I ran some experiments at the station where the accident occurred, and you can’t hear passenger trains coming towards you if they don’t blow their horn or ring their bell.
John John, rest in peace. Everyone tells me what an incredible kid you were.