Gas prices have risen consistently for the past decade, leaving many people hungry for an alternative. More people are commuting by bicycle, riding the bus in the city, and carpooling because of high gas prices and environmental concerns. By taking the right measures, you can reduce your dependency on gas, saving money and the environment.
Commute by bicycle.
Not only will you be reducing your fuel costs, you’ll benefit from the exercise. If you spend $500 on a bicycle for a 10 mile round-trip commute, you’ll have saved enough in gas to cover the cost of the bike in as little as 8 months. With so many commuter bicycles available, from folding bikes to Dutch bikes, you’ll be sure to find a commuter that works best for you.
Start a carpool at work.
You’ll beat rush-hour by taking advantage of the carpool lane and save on gas at the same time. Aim to include four or five people so that each driver only has to drive once or twice a week. You’ll save as much as 80 percent on gas during your work week.
Ride the bus whenever possible.
A monthly bus pass will quickly pay for itself if you use it on a regular basis. For a small monthly fee, you can ride all over the city as many times as you want without ever having to worry about filling up the tank.
Hop on a commuter bicycle today at A Street Bike Named Desire of Palo Alto, CA. From folding and Dutch bikes to electric bicycles, we’re providing for a growing community of cyclists. Visit our website or call us at (888) 821-6831 to find out more about our inventory and fuel-saving tips.