It never fails to amaze me how Starbucks has revolutionized how we start our mornings. For many of our fellow community members a weekday can't begin without a trip to a local Starbucks for a jolt of caffeine. The line of cars going through the drive thru at the Dobbin Road Starbucks is just one sign of this need. The picture above doesn't even capture the entire line of cars waiting to go through the drive thru. I counted 14 cars in line that extended back to the Wendys. Just for curiosity sake I timed the amount of time it took from getting in line until you received your drink. Thirteen and a half minutes or about one minute per car.
|"The 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts will take |
place May 23 through 30 and is in need of volunteers
in the following locations:
Columbia Gateway, Jackson Pond, Downtown Columbia,
Lake Elkhorn, Lake Kittamaqundi, Wilde Lake Park and the
southern terminus of Tamar Drive. We would appreciate you
r help. Volunteers will make a 2 hour commitment.
The purpose of this effort is similar to that of an automobile
traffic count. Gauging pathway usage will show which areas
of CA’s pathway network are the most popular and/or congested.
In turn, knowing how certain sections of pathways are used will help CA staff to
determine what improvements could be made to make the
experience of those on CA’s pathways even more enjoyable
— and whether past improvements have had an impact."