Novel Ways to Cross the Potomac

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  • #99612

    Sterling Whitehead
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    I need to get to the Naval Yards in the morning every now and then, but traffic and metro congestions are major hassels. I’m looking for novel ways to get across the Potomac from Arlington to the DC Naval Yards.

    Other than driving, metroing, and human cannon balls, what are some ideas?

  • #99628

    AJ Malik
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  • #99626

    Srinidhi Boray
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    Work from home – virtual office. I was traveling to Navy Yard five months from North Virginia, it was 2 hrs each way every day and combination of transport. There are some sort of pains in this world, only way to put up with it is to enjoy it.

  • #99624

    Sterling Whitehead
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    Wouldn’t I need a helmet?

  • #99622

    Sterling Whitehead
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    Srinidhi, if you were in my shoes, what points would you make to my bosses about teleworking?

  • #99620

    Srinidhi Boray
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    Let me relate another amusing incident (not at Navy Yard) – I was working on a design project working towards “Virtualization”, the CIO’s and other leaders rather shamefully received awards for their efforts 🙂

    While on this project, I asked my boss can I work some days when I am not meeting the client from home and use the time saved ( 4 hours) productively. Answer was no. We are creating some sort system for teleworking, but we ourselves cannot practice what we preach.

    20 years back, I worked from my home in India for nearing 7 years being self employed 🙂

    15 years back SAP had achieved a development environment “follow the sun” design collaboration. Many of its employees in USA and India never ever met their immediate boss. And, yet got very good honest appraisal of their skills.

    The challenge is, we are living in a dysfunctional world. Bosses feel less in control if they cannot physically subjugate their workers.

    There is a very strong drive for achieving “teleworking” – green movement, etc, also I thin there is a legislation to that effect. On the other hand within Agencies there are efforts to subvert it 🙂 owing to funding reasons.

  • #99618

    Bike it. Seriously, there’s a great bike path that runs along the Potomac from Arlington over to DC:

    http://www.commuterpage.com/biketrails.htm

    http://bikewashington.org/trails/vernon/vernon.htm

    Green and good exercise!

  • #99616

    Srinidhi Boray
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    Bike is not a bad choice, except office colleagues need to put up with sweaty fragrance. One of gov officer used to come to Navy Yard from Union Station on a push cycle, it looked like a modified roller blade. It was both exercise and an escape from claustrophobic office.

  • #99614

    Sterling Whitehead
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    The biking idea is a good idea — particularly if I can keep work clothes at work.

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