The high cost of gas
Our family took a nice little road trip for the recent three-day weekend. On our way home, when we stopped for gas, I was aghast to see what we were paying at the pump (in a town just north of Seattle, WA): $4.09 for regular unleaded. It's happened We’ve broken through another dollar point. I thought to myself, “Are we the only family taking a road trip this weekend? Are people staying home because of the high cost of gas?”
When we got home to a close-to-zero bank balance, it feels so urgent now: we are going to take the bus and bike more than ever! It is time to reprogram Trimet’s transit tracker on my phone's speed dial and commit our favorite stop ID’s to memory.
What about you? With gas prices up around $4 per gallon, are you forced to make different transit arrangements? Aside from biking, walking, or bussing, are there any other suggestions you have for being less car-reliant? Do you have a way of connecting with other families at your school for carpool arrangements? Have you given use of your personal car, opting for Zipcar or car rentals instead?