Attention: My readers from 'Frisco!

"I’m so much happier when I walk to work. It’s a quality of life thing. I think I just feel better having gotten fresh air before work. It’s calming. I know it takes 45 minutes and I can’t speed it up, so I know I’m just going to get there when I get there."

-- San Francisco pedestrian Amy Standen, 33, interviewed by the Chronicle newspaper