High gas prices affect so many different parts of our lives. This month, Moonshine Ink took to the streets to learn how readers are coping with the current uptick in prices at the pump following the U.S. ban in March on Russian oil, natural gas, and coal.
This month’s question: How will the current high gas prices affect your behavior?
We’ll be looking for alternate options, like E-bikes, cargo bikes … We’ll use our better m.p.g. car more and try to reduce our driving, but we’ll still do some already planned road trips.
HILLARY MCLEAN, Glenshire
Don’t really have any options to change behavior much, as we can’t bike everywhere with three kids … Non-dependency on Russian oil is worth it, though.
I’ll continue to enjoy the region in the way I always have, by driving to the lakes and the mountains.
We’re already conservative with gas consumption, using our electric car as much as possible instead of our other big gas work truck…. So, we’re locked in and can’t change our behavior much — especially with a 7-year-old’s activities in Truckee.
Just when we hit the road hoping to cut costs, the gas hike limited us. It’s at least 50% of our expenses … We’ll be canceling [our] upcoming fall trip to [the] East Coast. We’re staying in places longer, driving less, staying out of California as much as possible … and we only buy gas at Costco.