Since May 16-25 will be a ten-day Strive Not to Drive Week in Asheville, I hope to have my magic carpet working by then. That failing, I’ll be zooming around on a lawnmower. For those of you who may find the automobile more appropriate for your lifestyle, the “Transit Subcommittee of the Strive Not to Drive Committee,” which may or may not be the same thing as “the Transit Committee, a subcommittee of the Multimodal Transportation Commission,” will be providing breakfast for bus riders, who will already get to ride fare-free on the 19th. Oddly, the city cut the time of fare-free travel from 90 days to 1. Among the greatest words of wisdom I’ve heard will always be former Transit Director Bruce Black’s PC comment to city council at that time, “But you can hold your breath and do anything for 90 days.”