Daily Miles: 39.7
Avg. Speed: 17.5
Jan Total: 929.2
Today I was reading various news articles about the credit crunch and its effects on the average consumer. It was talking about much money people were spending on gasoline and how it's getting so expensive and wah wah wah. Cry me a freakin river. Gas is still the cheapest liquid you can buy. It's cheaper than milk, cooking oil, or most importantly, beer.
Maybe if people picked their head up from the collective herd of sheep that seems to be the average consumer they would realize that the economy is no different today than it was a year ago. The only difference is the media is portraying the current situation as a recession.
Want to put more money in your pocket? Drive less! How many people drive less than five miles to work, sitting at every traffic light, most likely using a gallon of gas each way (especially when you factor in the time the car is idiling to warm it up)?
People need to figure it out. If you're a parapalegic, carpool or get a bus pass. Otherwise get a bike.
Imagine a world where the only car trips would be for distances of 10 miles or more, or if you need to haul something. Imagine how much healthier we would all be if all single passenger short trips were replaced with public transit and bikes. It's not impossible...it just requires the average obese American to get off their ass. Unfortunately, not even $10/gallon gas will accomplish this.
A great indicator of just how much you are destroying our country is located here. Take the test! Our household produces about 15,000 lbs of CO2 which is about a third of what the average household of 2 produces (42K lbs). Imagine if the average household produced this much. We'd be in lot better shape, both environmentally and financially.