Walking and Biking Have Become “Wacky” Solutions to Transportation

by Benjamin Jones on October 7, 2008


No one is going to question that gas prices are high or that the economy is in rough shape, but evidently some people think that doesn’t mean we have to change at all. Just watch this political attack ad and see. Many Americans are already reducing their miles driven and changing the way they commute because of the current economy, but is that a bad thing?

I think not. In fact, it may very well be a good thing. I’m not a fan of the idea of global recession, but I can tell you from experience that after living in Japan where my commute consisted of walking, taking the train, and then biking, I not only saved money over driving, but was much more in shape, even though the effort was by no means strenuous.

So you tell me, do you think walking places is “wacky?” I certainly don’t.

PS: I’m not endorsing any candidates or parties here, I don’t even know where this ad is from besides PA, which I found out from this post at Treehugger, so please no “Barack Obama is my hero” or “John McCain is a maverick” comments!

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1 paul October 7, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Barack Obama is my hero!

2 elhigh October 8, 2008 at 11:42 am

Barack Obama is definitely NOT my hero, but of the two weevils running for the job right now, he may be the lesser.

As for walking vs. driving, just last night we walked to the store for milk and mail instead of drive. In my little town there isn’t much to walk to, and walking just about anywhere else is going to be a 5+ mile trek or much longer. But for little errands like that, it isn’t wacky. I don’t want to have to go find the stupid car keys just for a gallon of milk.

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