It’s no secret commuting in the San Francisco Bay Area is as difficult as it gets. But Richmond resident Janis Johnson has found a unique way of avoiding congested highways by kayaking to work. “I had come down here from the foothills and I kind of jokingly boasted to my friends, ‘I’m going to get a kayak and kayak to work,’” Johnson told NBC Bay Area on a chilly August morning while getting ready for her kayak commute. “I was just thinking that would be the ultimate in coolness and so, I did!” Johnson lives on board a 44-foot boat in Marina Bay only 2.25 miles away from her job at KKMI, a boat repair and maintenance yard. A couple of times a week, she’ll wake up a little earlier than usual, prepare her kayak and make her way down the Harbor Channel at a pace of about 15 minutes per mile. See How Big California’s Biggest-Ever Fire Would Be in Your City When she doesn’t take her kayak, Skedaddle, out into the water, Johnson takes her bike to work. It only takes about 10 minutes. Despite the fact that it takes Johnson almost three times as long to get… Read full this story
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