When gas prices jumped over $4.00 a gallon I parked our motorcar for the foreseeable future plus started using our bike plus the public buses again.
- It’s not worth it for myself and others to drive in comfort to toil 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 plus I’m starting to assume like I have more stamina than before. I can get to plus from toil without much issue, plus 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, although I have those products delivered to our condo instead of worrying about getting them myself directly from the store. The only time that I don’t assume completely free with our situation is in Winter when the weather gets too chilly for myself and others to ride our bike. The two of us also get a lot of snow plus ice that make it considerably harder to get around on a bicycle, which leaves myself and others with the public bus plan from September until May every year. Sadly, the bus is typically so chilly that I’m shivering during our ride, however there is a meager heating plan on all of the town buses, however it never hits our body with enough force to prevent myself and others from noticeably shivering while others are not. It’s nice to save money using public transportation, although I don’t like the constant judgment from others when it comes to the public options.