Monday, April 28, 2008

Consumer Energy Center

"10 Ways to Reduce Your Fuel Costs, NOW!
"Here are ways to reduce your fuel costs in your vehicle....
"Alter Travel Practices - Save up to 30%
"* Use Carpooling / Public Transit / Non-Motorized Options: Ride the bus, carpool, bicycle or walk instead of driving alone. Sharing a ride to work with a friend or two effectively doubles your fuel economy for the trip and may allow you to use the diamond lane.
"* Take Advantage of Telecommuting / Telecommunications Technology: Many employers offer telecommuting as an option. Use the computer and telephone to replace vehicle trips for business, shopping and services when possible."
Consumer Energy Center

I don't know about the rest of you, but I spend zero (0) dollars on gas by not driving; "up to 30%"? Of what? At least they have a photo of a cyclist at the top -- too bad it isn't a a person biking for practical transportation.

2 comments:

Brains said...

Good point! I feel like American cycling, with it's massively expensive stores and acccessories, makes everyone feel like you need tons of sports gear to actually ride a bike around town. I like the cheap Dutch bikes where they sit upright, go everywhere w/o competing with cars, and don't pay more than 30EUR for their clunky ride.

green with a gun said...

I remember a while back everyone was forwarding around an article about peak oil, and saying, "What would you do if you had only ten gallons of gas a week?"

I replied, "I'd have ten gallons to sell."

It was all earnest and alarmed. People in cars, it's like they're in some fundamentalist Christian cult, they just can't imagine life outside it...

We need some deprogramming :)