Today I drove through downtown Edmonton to try to stock up on the medicine I currently need. The route to the building on Google Maps was very simple. However, once I was on the road with my GPS, things got more complicated:
What was supposed to have been a 15 min drive turned out into 30 mins due to 4 road closings due to construction. My GPS was taking longer to recalculate a new route that did not direct me another closed road/reduced to incoming traffic.
What rattles me is that I have been cursing and flipping the bird a lot more during the month I have been driving around this huge city than in the years I have spent driving in the US.
The straw that broke my camel’s back was paying $9 for parking….
Ok…with that out of the system, I have decided to plan my next trip downtown using the online ETS Trip Planner.
The site helps plan your trip according to bus stop number, address, etc and looks easy to use. The downside is when you buy the tickets online, you have to wait until Canada Post sends them to you. So you would also have to search on the site for the nearest outlet that sells the tickets.
I weighed my options of paying $9 for a day pass versus $9 for only 1.5 hours for use of a public parking lot. I am hoping that taking the bus and the LFT would be A LOT less stressful than driving around the city going nuts.