Car2Slow (n)

The frustration that triggers a dark urge in otherwise law-abiding Portland drivers to speed, accelerate at yellow lights, and drive erratically while renting a vehicle from Car2Go, which charges by the minute. 

In a sentence:  I’m rarely in a hurry. But whenever I see a stoplight ahead, I remember I’m paying 38 cents a minute and hit the gas. This Car2Slow!

See also: Unsmart car; taxi ataxia; that awkward moment when you decide to blow a light on your bike even though you’re usually lecturing people about how bikes are legal vehicles, just like cars. (They’re not like cars.)

This article appeared in the December 2013 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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