We also get a lot of snow and ice that make it considerably harder to get around on a bicycle, which leaves me with the public bus system from October until March every year.
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 me 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 feel like I have more stamina than before. I can get to and from work without much issue, and if there are any stops that are too far away for just riding, the bus takes me the rest of the distance. Some people in these setups worry about heavy groceries such as bottled water or laundry detergent, but I have those products delivered to my apartment instead of worrying about getting them myself directly from the store. The only time that I don’t feel completely free with my situation is in winter when the weather gets too cold for me to ride my bike. We also get a lot of snow and ice that make it considerably harder to get around on a bicycle, which leaves me with the public bus system from October until March every year. Sadly, the bus is always so cold that I’m shivering during my ride. There is a meager heating system on all of the city buses, but it never hits my body with enough force to prevent me from noticeably shivering while others are not. It’s nice to save money using public transportation, but I don’t like the constant judgment from others when it comes to the public options.