Florida is home to white sand beaches, beautiful bayous, and 80% of the U.S’ citrus population. What people don’t know about Florida is the diverse means of transportation. With such a wide array of choices, it’s hard to choose the best Florida commute. That’s why we’ve broken down the best means of commuting in the Sunshine state.
Commute by car is the most common mode of transportation in Florida. However, if everyone drives their own car to work, it could have negative impact on the environment, traffic conditions, and your bank account. Given the opportunity, choose to carpool to reduce the number of cars on the road and to split travel costs.
Ride Sharing App
Ride sharing apps, like Lyft and Uber, are a comfortable way to get around. The biggest problem is trusting a stranger to drive, and the price of the commute itself. The other downside is not having a reason to enroll in traffic school.
Alligators are Florida’s most underutilized mode of transportation. They run on biodegradable fuel and can be lined up to mush, like a pack of Alaskan Huskies. Society doesn’t bat an eye at the sight of man’s best friend pulling a sleigh through the snow, but apparently, they think it’s “unnecessarily bizarre” when man’s best reptilian friend is used to pull your airboat to the office.
Bicycling is great for toning those quads and glutes. It’s also a cost-effective way to commute in Florida. With green advocates on the rise, more bikers than ever are commuting to work. Dust off that old bike and roll up those pant legs, because you’re going to want to show off those defined calf muscles.
Skateboarding or taking your scooter is a great way to get around if your next stop is nearby and you have a rad personality. Taking your skateboard or scooter means you won’t spend money on gas or a ride sharing app. You might even have a chance of wall riding yourself through a montage of sick ollies.
Commuting on your motorcycle won’t only show people how tough you are, but it’s also a great way to reduce costs on gas. The downside of commuting on a motorcycle is the dangers of rush hour traffic and reckless drivers. However, if you’re riding a motorcycle, you might be too tough to even notice you wrecked.
Buses are a great way to relive those precious memories of going to grade school. But, what people don’t realize, they’re also an effective way to get around the city. If you pretend all the sick, angry people are lifelong friends you met in grade school, the commute doesn’t seem that bad.
A vanpool is similar to a carpool, but, instead of 3-4 people, you have around 6-8 people in a van. This commuting method is popular for people who work in the same office. Vanpools are like taking a small bus, but you know the sick, angry people.
Thick, overgrown waters aren’t very conducive for driving a car. But, airboats have no issue gliding across those Floridian bayous and swamps. Swamp people can get to and from their bustling nine to five in the city while coasting over murky, alligator infested waters in a compact airboat.
Commuting by train or the subway is a smart choice if you live in a metropolitan area. If you don’t mind close quarters with strangers, and the risk of getting sick from slimy surfaces, then the train is a great economic commute.