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Are you driving less since gas prices started climbing? | Chatterbox
 

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Are you driving less since gas prices started climbing?

Gas prices have been increasing in recent months. Are you driving less because of it?

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JOHAN EPPINGA

JOHAN EPPINGA, Piqua: “I’ve been driving more over the holidays. I think when it hits $3.50, I’d start thinking about driving less.”

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JUDY GIPP

JUDY GIPP, Dayton: “Yes. I’m cutting some of the roundabout trips and trips to the mall. Work and home is where I go now.”

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JESSICA JOHNSON

JESSICA JOHNSON, Miamisburg Twp.: “No. When it got up to four bucks, you stopped traveling as much and made trips to the store worth it — there were no one-item trips.”

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TRACIE RICHARDSON

TRACIE RICHARDSON, Waynesville: “No. I have to work. Kids and work — I’ve got to drive.”

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KATHY HUIZENGA

KATHY HUIZENGA, Oakwood: “No. I generally don’t drive a lot. My route is close to where I live. It hasn’t affected my travel plans at this time of year.”

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MARY DANES

MARY DANES, Piqua: “No. It would probably have to get back up to about $4.”

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Comments

By flipper

January 14, 2010 8:51 AM | Link to this

You know it. I’ll walk now anytime I can.

By Greg Smith

January 14, 2010 9:10 AM | Link to this

I started bicycle commuting when gas prices spiked in 2008. 3,500 miles later and I haven’t looked back. I even ride in the winter. Bike commuting certainly isn’t for everyone but if you live within 10 miles of work, it’s pretty easy and you’ll feel great. I’ve saved about $500 on gas in a year and a half.

By Jeremy

January 14, 2010 4:20 PM | Link to this

I don’t drive any less, but I don’t like buying gas and wasting it for stupid things, so I try and drive at the bare minimum anyway. If I cut it down anymore I would have to work from home.

By karon

January 18, 2010 8:03 PM | Link to this

Hopefully this Ohio will get stimulus money for passenger trains!

 

 

 

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