Tuesday, September 09, 2014

More on why I hate tro tros

The wait for a tro tro first going to my destination and then one in which a crowd of people do not rush in front of me to grab every available seat seems to be getting longer and longer. Last night it took me over an hour and a half to get a seat on a tro tro going from Legon to Andenta. This is a major reason why I have always preferred to live within walking distance of work. Unfortunately, it is not possible here because the area around the university is specifically zoned for commercial and not residential use for a radius of over 15 km. I was fortunate for a while in getting to live on campus for free, but if you look at the older terms of service of the university at one time everybody was guaranteed free housing on the university for as long as they worked for it. Then the university built almost no new faculty housing after 1966 and as a result the vast majority of faculty have to live off campus at least 20km or more away now. So it takes me about an hour and a half to get to work in the morning now and two and a half hours to get home every day.


Leo Tolstoy said...

Do many people ride bicycles?

J. Otto Pohl said...

A few people, but bike lanes are even rarer here than sidewalks. A lot of people do ride motorcycles.