Reading, riding and relaxing

Best, Allen
November 2005
High Country News;11/14/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 21, p13
This article focuses on the benefits of light rail. Architect Kevin Koernig, who lives in Littleton, Colorado, believes that light rail is making him healthy and wealthy. It is making him wise also as he gets time to read books during the travel. Littleton is a suburb, situated near the Denver's southwest light-rail line. Koernig travels by train several days a week to his downtown office. His annual rail pass costs $550 only. As for good health, the 43-year-old architect prefers to walk eight blocks from his home to the rail station, and then 10 blocks from his downtown train stop to his office. According to Koernig, if one drives in commuter traffic, he is always kind of upset because of fighting traffic. However, with light rail he does not have to think about all those problems. It also helps in saving time. Light rail is as quick as driving during rush hour. And he can make good use of his time on the train also.


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