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Edmonds man bikes, buses over 10,000 miles in 2014


Robert Stiles won Community Transit’s “Curb the Congestion” Champion of the Year Award for using transportation alternatives – biking and commuting by bus – to commute in 2014 from Edmonds to downtown Seattle. Instead of driving alone to work, Stiles logged over 10,000 miles commuting by bike and bus, saved 244 gallons of gasoline, 1,213 drive-alone trips and $1,797 in fuel costs.

The following article is the fifth in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on transportation in Snohomish County. The series focuses on the issues surrounding travel by plane, ferry, bus and cars or other means, as well as the local and state efforts to fix them. –Ed.

It’s hard to imagine on days when the temperature is pushing 90 degrees Fahrenheit that Robert “Bob” Stiles’ hands have been so cold from commuting by bike and bus that he could hardly hold the keys to unlock his front door.

“I’ve also been roasted,” Stiles said, “medium rare.”

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