Gas Prices

The New York Times reported yesterday that folks haven’t really changed their driving habits even though gas prices are creeping higher every day. Other reports that I’ve seen have said that people are starting to change their “getting around” habits and more have chosen public transit as an alternative.

It may be a bit early for people to make drastic changes in their driving habits but that may change as gas prices reach $4.00 a gallon. That number may indeed be the tipping point.

View the New York Times article here.

Why not start now making some small changes:

If you can walk to work, try to make a point of walking at least one day a week.

If you can bicycle to work or take a bicycle to do some errands, try to do this at least one day per week.

For those longer trips and commutes, look into public transit. You may be surprised to find out how much you can save by riding the bus.

If walking, bicycling or public transit is not an option, try consolidating your trips so you won’t be driving as much. Avoid any drive-thru where you need to keep your car idling. If there are any errands where you can walk there, just do it! It will improve your health as well.

Jan Dempsey


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Ashley Jones on April 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I filled up in Tully this morning and was so excited because the price was under $4. Then I realized how sad that still is. And that the next time I fill up, I probably will be paying over $4 a gallon.


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