When gas prices jumped over $4.00 a gallon I parked my car for the foreseeable future and started using my bike and the public buses again.
It’s not worth it for myself and others to drive in comfort to work if I’m going to be paying twice as much to do so as usual. On top of the money savings, I’ve already lost 15 pounds and I’m starting to suppose like I have more stamina than before. I can get to and from work separate from much issue, and if there are any stops that are too far away for just riding, the bus takes myself and others the rest of the distance. Some people in these setups worry about heavy groceries such as bottled water or laundry detergent, however I have those products delivered to my home instead of worrying about getting them myself directly from the store. The only time that I don’t suppose completely free with my situation is in Winter when the weather gets too freezing for myself and others to ride my bike. The people I was with and I also get a lot of snow and ice that make it considerably harder to get around on a bicycle, which leaves myself and others with the public bus idea from October until May every year. Sadly, the bus is always so freezing that I’m shivering during my ride, then there is a meager heating idea on all of the town buses, however it never hits my body with enough force to prevent myself and others from noticeably shivering while others are not. It’s nice to save money using public moveation, however I don’t like the constant judgment from others when it comes to the public options.