Oh, yes they do.
We spent the bulk of the day waiting for repairs to be done on our front turn signals. Within moments of hubby driving away from the repair shop, the left turn signal burnt out AGAIN (third time in under 2 years, but this is a record for brief life of the bulb). So obviously it's not the bulb. Hubby phoned them back and complained, saying he would bring it in again on Monday. If they can't fix it, we'll take it elsewhere. Grrrr.
As a matter of fact, transportation sucks. On campus they are agressively reducing parking that is anywhere near a building. I understand it's part of their "green initiative" -- which is all fine and good if their workers could afford to live near the campus. They want more people taking the bus -- which I do, more than half the time -- but just to piss me off, they are also moving the bus stop FURTHER away from the building where I work.
Really makes me want an electric bike*. Or a scooter. Or a hybrid car. Or one that runs on biodiesel.
Or to quit working. Yeah. That's it. :)
tags: car culture, transportation, transit, alternate transportation.
*hey whadddayaknow, ICBC defines an electric bike as a Motor Assisted Cycle (MAC). Rules for "safe operation" are on their site. MACs do not require a Motor Vehicle Lisence. This compares to scooters and motorcycles under 50 cc which are considered Limited Speed Motorcycles; LSMs require a Lisence, but not necessarily a motorcycle class lisence. Anything over 50cc requires a motorcycle class lisence. Unless you are a tourist.