I finally solved my commuting ecological dilemma–I bought a scooter. It gets me where I need to go in a timely manner (which walking and public transportation often can’t around here), when I get to my destination I’m not soaked with sweat (the problem with biking in this climate), and it gets great gas mileage. The only problem is . . . it’s fun. So it’s tempting to use it when I don’t really need to, which would partly defeat the whole trying-to-be-ecological part, great mileage or no. Oh well, nothing’s perfect.