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You Youtubed (and Flickr'd!) Your Commute

SoCal Connected's web team gave video cameras to 5 commuters and had them document their journeys to and from work. Lorena is a nanny in Los Feliz and takes two trains and a bus, every evening, to get home to her own kids in Santa Ana. Larry drives for over an hour, every morning, from Silver Lake to Santa Monica in his SUV. Bjorn walks, Camille bikes, and Carlos van-pools to his job in the O.C.

We also asked *you* (our friends on the web) to send in video and photos of your commutes. The results are on the Google Map below. Click on an icon and follow along. (You can find a larger version of the map here.

We'll be updating this map periodically, so feel free to send us photos and video of your commutes to our map next week. Here's how to contribute:

Shoot and upload a video to YouTube. Once your video is up, tag it with "KCETCOMMUTE" and send us a message at our Youtube account KCETOnline. Also make sure to indicate roughly where the video was taken in its description so that we can put it on the map. Intersection is great, but full street address is better.

Shoot and upload a photograph to the SoCal Connected Flickr Group. No need for special tagging, just join our group and it to the pool. But do make sure to tell us where the picture was taken in its description!

Unfortunately, we can't map your routes. But if you have a google map of your route that you'd like to share, feel free! Flickr user ingipet sent us this map to help us place her photographs.

Many thanks to Lorena, Larry, Bjorn, Camille, Carlos, ingipet and wildbell!

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