I’ve been walking to work for several months now. I recently started longboarding to work, which shaved about 12 minutes off my commute time.
Now I see the city’s underbelly as I skate under the massive tri-level Randolph Street, and I get to surf through the crowds of runners and bikers on the Lakefront Trail.
Longboarding down Navy Pier at 7:30 a.m. when there is not a tourist in sight is one of the most rewarding parts of my ride.
Check out my hour-long commute from Palos Heights to Navy Pier in Chicago in one minute, 47 seconds. Through the magic of GoPro, Vegas 11.0 and some Chicago-style tunes.
Web producer Andrew Gill shot and edited this video of the lineup for Dream Day, where many young people lined up at Navy Pier for a chance to get deportation deferral papers. It took Andrew a half hour to walk from the beginning to the end of the line. But you can watch it in 126 seconds.