Commuters of Burbank–July 2021 Edition

This month we’re featuring another amazing commuter…Christopher Johnsen!

Commuters of Burbank  is a series that  intends to share the stories of Burbank commuters who bike, walk, bus/train, scoot, carpool, or vanpool to get around, demonstrating it’s possible to commute without driving alone!

Continue reading to learn more about Christopher, our Commuter of the Month!

  1. Where do you work in Burbank?
    I work at 1200 Grand Central (Disney Grand Central campus) in Glendale.
  2. How do you get to work on a typical day?
    When in the office (I have been working from home since March, 2020), I would be biking in 2 – 3 times a week and driving in 2 – 3 times a week.
  3. What is the best part of your commute?
    When biking, it is riding along either the L.A. River or through Griffith Park – and on either route I see beauty, nature, wildlife and enjoy the fresh air. I consider my bike-to-work commute through Griffith Park to be one of the best commutes in the L.A. Area (I live in Los Feliz). Since I have been working from home, I often go for a bike ride at the end of the day which is the exact same route I would normally take to commute to the office – that is how good the commute ride is.
  4. What/who compelled you to begin commuting this way?
    Great way to stay healthy and to beat the rush hour traffic.
  5. Do you have any interesting commute stories you’d like to share?
    I remember riding along the L.A. River bike path when I first moved to L.A. in late 2010. One day in December, 2010 I rode to work and was the only person on the bike trail for the entire ride (it was kind of cold that day, but since I moved from Seattle the cold did not bother me). My how times have changed since the pandemic, and there is much, much more traffic on the bike path these days!

Connect with Christopher on Instagram @christopherjohnsenwatercolors.

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