This morning I had to get to Anaheim from Laguna Niguel and my wife needed the car to get to work. By using google and a little planning, I determined that I could leave my morning meeting which got out at 8am, ride the bike to the bus stop at Crown Valley and Niguel road, take the bus to Crown Valley and Forbes Road, then ride the bike to the Metrolonk Station. Giving myself some extra time I planned to get the 8:35 bus and catch the 9:14 Metrolink to Orange, then ride the bike into Anaheim to meet my friend Jeff to work on bikes. Both the OCTA buses and the Metrolink trains have bike racks available to store a bike during the trip if needed.
Bike Storage on Metrolink
As luck would have it, I cought the 8:05 bus and the 8:25 train, and made it to Anaheim by 8:55. I am not sure I could have done better in a car. I know I saved myself some stress by relaxing on the train, and the combined bus/train fare was $8.75, which isn’t bad at all. In case some of the readers haven’t noticed, gas prices are on the way up again. (elections are over, seems to be a trend)
For those of you that have not tried the public transportation in Orange County lately, I highly recommend it. One can car less if they plan properly.