Gas Prices Affecting Truckee/Tahoe Behavior


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?

GREG GARRISON, Sierra Meadows
Tahoe Backcountry Alliance board member


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.

Working mom

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.

JULIE BUTLER, with daughter, Aria, Truckee
Tahoe real estate specialist

I’ll continue to enjoy the region in the way I always have, by driving to the lakes and the mountains.


COLBY BOLES, Soda Springs
Engineer, business owner

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.

JAKE AND EMMIE SATRAZEMIS, on the road (interviewed 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.


  • Ted Coakley III

    Lived: OH-TX-OK-CA-NY-CA Visited (work and/or non-work): many states all over the U.S., MX, Canada, Central & South America, Asia & Europe. High on my wish list is Ireland, all over Africa, New Zealand, Russia, Norway, China, Iran, Bhutan, Ecuador, Iceland, Bali, Baja .... well, okay, any/everywhere would be great to visit. Worked: photo, film/video, manual labor, high finance, menial, profound. Someone recently asked me, "You like to talk to people that others don't like to talk to?" I answered that I do like doing that, as much as talking to anyone else, but it's not "a thing" for me that I'm especially into. A day or two later, it struck me why I was asked that - because a lot of people are not like that ... not like me in that way. I'm glad I'm not like others in that way. ¡All for fun and fun for all!

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