Gas prices are really bad and things don't seem to be getting any better any time soon and with our budget times are getting tough so we came up with an idea.
I don't know how long we can keep it up or if it will even make a difference, but we are going to try.
It started out with Daylight Savings because it stays light so much later so walking/bike riding isn't as dangerous in the evenings. Jeff talked to one of the guys at the bike shop and they kind of decided to have a little competition to see who could commute to work by bicycle (or another way that doesn't involve driving) the most in a month. Jeff decided he wanted to try and ride 3 times a week to work. I decided to get in on the conservation challenge and I said that I would try and not drive anywhere 2 days a week (i usually don't go anywhere by driving one whole day). Yesterday was the first day, I didn't drive, Jeff drove, and Jason (from the bike shop) walked to work (unfortunately walking isn't an option for Jeff, we live too far away). Jeff then decided to change our little home challenge to only one of us drives everyday, so yesterday he drove and I didn't and now today I drove around to run errands and he rode his bike. Our plan will work as long as we don't get too many rainy days because who wants to walk or ride your bike in the rain? So day 2 and we are off and rolling, but come April showers and everything could be up in the air. On positive side: Jeff is getting to ride his bike that he says he never rides, I am just afraid that this might lead to him wanting more of a road bike and then all gas savings would be gone towards a new bike.