Monday, May 13, 2013
Which is fastest: bikes, cars or mass transit?
As bicycles and vehicles learn to share the road together, one Morristown business is looking to put them to the ultimate test. Marty’s Reliable Cycle and TransOptions have set the third annual Alternative Commuter Challenge for May 23. Bikes will challenge cars and mass transit in this race where there are no losers, and this year members of the public can join in. The modes of transportation include: In 2011, Vance won through the NJ Transit and his Dahon-brand folding bicycle and in 2012, No. 1 was plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius from Toyota of Morristown The event kicks off at Drip Coffee at 34 Main St., Madison. Here's a look at how the day will go: The commuter challenge is being organized by Marty’s Reliable Cycle and TransOptions to …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Madison-based independent coffee cafe opening second location in space formerly occupied by Greenberry's, which closed in early 2012.
A Greenberry's-sized void in Morristown's coffee culture is expected to be filled sometime in March. Drip Coffee, which has been open in Madison since September 2008, is coming to town. Rupert Jones, owner and operator of the Main Street cafe, confirmed he and business partner Sandy Mathews have purchased the building formerly occupied by Greenberry's Coffee and Tea on the Green and are opening a second Drip Coffee location sometime in March. "We kept it under wraps for awhile," said Jones, who had previously lived in Morristown for 20 years and was eager to expand the Drip Coffee brand into the town. "I have a great deal of affection for the town." The sale for an undisclosed amount was finalized at the end of December. The location …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The folding bike/train method beats bicycle, electric car by minutes.
On Wednesday, May 25, Marty's Reliable Cycle and TransOptions organized a challenge ... a "commuter challenge." Three alternative modes of transportation–a bicycle, Chevrolet Volt electric car and a combination of train travel and folding bike–set out from the Madison Train Station at 8:05 a.m., with the ultimate destination the Hyatt Morristown, about four miles away. While Matthew Vance, the train/folding bike competitor, ultimately won out, he only did so by a few minutes. And, in the end, everyone that sought an alternative to their regular ways of getting around were winners. Check out Morristown Patch's video of the journey.