I Drive I-25 Participant Kristi B enjoys her HOV-3

I Drive I-25 Participant Kristi B enjoys her HOV-3

Kristi B. is an I-Drive I-25 participant.  In April, Kristi started carpooling in a three-person carpool thanks to our I Drive I-25 program.  Smart Commute followed up with Kristi, who kindly shared her experience.

Our new commute is therapeutic, light-hearted, and there is lots of laughing.  It allows us to process the day ahead or the day that has passed with people who are familiar with our profession.  

Smart Commute: Tell us about your commute before I Drive I-25.

Kristi B:   It was frustrating and aggressive.  

SC:  What is your new commute like? 

KB:  Our new commute is therapeutic, light-hearted, and there is lots of laughing.  It allows us to process the day ahead or the day that has passed with people who are familiar with our profession.

SC:  What was the biggest barrier to starting this new commute? 

KB: The biggest barrier was coordinating our schedules but since we work at a school with a beginning time and ending time that allowed us to coordinate the schedules more smoothly then other situations.

SC:  What was the advantages of your new commute? 

KB:  It allows us to save gas money and wear and tear on our vehicles. It also helps with our mental state.

SC:  Would you recommend this commute to others? Why? 

A “normal” morning on I-25 on the stretch Kristi and her carpool drives.

KB:  We would recommend carpooling for others when possible.  We feel like we are helping the traffic load and also helping us save gas money and wear and tear on our cars. 

SC:  How long is your commute, in miles? 

KB:  We drive over 20 miles each way from our meeting point in Longmont.

SC:  Roughly, where does your commute start and end? 

KB:  We meet in Longmont, along the I-25 corridor in the park and ride parking lots and end at our school in Northglenn.

SC:  If you had to write a haiku about your commute, what would you write?

KB:

Patty talks a lot

We enjoy her company

She fills us with joy

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Did You Know?

Smart Commute has some great incentives and helpful assistance if you want to start your own three-person carpool on north I-25 – check out our I Drive I-25 Program!