I now have all my transit data in Google Sheets. I am pulling my data from a variety of sources, some I am totally happy with while others are temporary until I find a better way. My walking data comes directly from Apple HealthKit, but I am using the Quantified Self app to export the data to a CSV file. All of my cycling data comes from Strava. I am trying out a variety of apps to track mileage/rides on my Vespa. We use Metromile (and love it) for our pay-per-mile car insurance. I can track specific trips and monthly mileage in the app or on the website. I just need to note which trips are mine and which are Sacha's since we are now sharing a car. I can use the TapToGo site from Metro to track my public transit rides, however it only shows you the station at which you entered train/bus, which of course makes sense because you don't tap out. I will need to make some sort of note of my ride, which will actually give me something to do during my ride. Uber & Zipcar are easy as you can see all of your rides right in the app.
July Transit (in progress)
I was ready to note that too often the road conversation is caged in a match of cyclists vs. drivers, and at least in comment sections can get pretty ugly. I was going to write that 95% of the drivers I come into contact with on my bicycle commutes are courteous and give me more than the mandated 3' when they are passing. I would guess I come into contact with 1-2 semi-assholes per day that speed by a little too fast and a little too close. Honking has actually been a rare occurrence so far. But yesterday I got into it with an asshole driver that makes me change my mind about all this. He came racing up behind me on a side street in Chinatown blaring his horn at me. He was pissed that I was riding in the middle of the street. I was, which is my right, but I was about to move to the side after I passed a group of pedestrians in the road. He raced around me honking and I motioned for him to come back, which is when we began screaming at each other. He seemed mentally unstable and was a couple decades older than me, so I decided right away not to escalate this too far. I did ask if the reason he was in such a hurry was because there was a Docker's sale nearby, a reference to his current outfit. The moral of the story is: drivers, don't be dicks. Cyclists, only be a dick when necessary.
Also, people drive way too fast on Spring Street in DTLA. In the mornings, there are people in the far left lane (inches from the sidewalk) going 65 MPH. That should never happen that close to pedestrians.Every time Meaux-Meaux pees in the morning I am scared for both of our lives. Drivers won't just stop driving fast because. It is the duty of the city to solve this problem physically/geometrically.
I got a commuter bike and I am loving it. I am only 7 months into urban cycling and I was given a lot of advice when I mentioned on Facebook that I was buying a bike. I am totally happy with the given advice and my purchase of a Cannondale CAAD10. However, I am not sure that one's first city bike should be a clipped-in racer. There is a lot going on around you, and a lot of starting and stopping. I feel much, much safer on my commuter. Again, super happy to have the Cannondale, but I would advise people to get comfortable on a commuter/hybrid first.
Road bike purchased in July.
All Vespa data (up to July 2015) is estimated as it had not been automatically tracked.
Fiat data is a combo of all automobile data. I had a 1994 Nissan Pickup until a couple months ago. For simplicity's sake I have combined all automobile mileage under Fiat. (Unlike, for complexity's sake, not combining my commuter and road bike miles. I am interested to see the difference in pleasure riding (road) and commuting.)
TapToGo seems to only store trip info for 6 weeks in the past or so. Therefore, there will be no public transit data before July 2015, when I began careful tracking.
Zipcar account inactive until June 2015.