I don't think she's saying that to be good to the environment you have to NEVER drive again. Reduction. If you're heading to a friends house, think to yourself, wouldn't today be a good day to walk it? Even if it's an hour walk, it's great fresh air, good exercise, and every little bit helps. Do what you can when you can and with all of us cutting back even a tiny bit, it WILL make a difference.
If you're heading to a friends house, think to yourself, wouldn't today be a good day to walk it? Even if it's an hour walk, it's great fresh air, good exercise, and every little bit helps. Do what you can when you can and with all of us cutting back even a tiny bit, it WILL make a difference.
That is what I do. I have small grocery stores, a drug store, a subway restaruant, some coffee shops by my apartment and I usually walks. It gets Lyric outside, both of us some exercise and a good chance to save on my gas and Lyric even likes bike riding.
I really wish I had alternatives to driving everyday. It's not just the gas prices, driving is scary! I hate doing it, I'd rather take a bus or train, but we don't have those here. I work in a small office and none of us come from the same town. My bf works 6am -3:30pm and I work 9 to 5pm so we have to take seperate cars, not to mention my job requires me to run errands all over the place and pick up supplies.
I try to do as many errands as possible on foot during my work day. I can't walk too much though because I have a strange skin problem. My legs start itching intensly after about 10 minutes of walking and I have to stop and scratch. It's such a terrible feeling, but it can supposedly be treated by anti-histamines taken orally. I guess I should make another thread about that though.
Some of us can't avoid driving, but I do agree with trying to drive as little as possible and using alternate means of transportation when available.
As I was driving to work this morning (9-mile commute) I noticed that the Holiday gas station nearest my house was advertising Unleaded for $2.89 a gallon. Wow. I've never seen it this high in my life. I don't mind paying for it, just an observation.
Supposedly we're (I mean the Twin Cities) implementing the North Star Commuter Rail sometime in the next five years...a high-speed train that will go from Big Lake (far northwest suburb) all the way into downtown Minneapolis along Hwy. 10. When this comes into play, I WILL start taking it. I can't wait.
I envy the NYC system and the BART and things of that nature. I would SO be a participant.