Walk to Work - can you?

Who can walk to work anymore? Some can, but I imagine that most can't. If you're one that can, then it's something that you might want to do in nice weather. Walking is great exercise and it's a time for planning the day ahead and unwinding from the day of work.

The relative difficulty or cost of this tip is rated 1 to 10. A rating of 10 suggests that this tip is the most difficult or most costly. Expected savings are also rated 1 to 10. A rating of 10 suggests that this tip will provide substantial savings in fuel, money or both.

Walk to work. I did a lot of walking my first year in California when I didn’t own a car. When you are in your early twenties, walking is much easier to do. Not so easy when you are older and out of shape – but what a great way to get back into shape. And, what a great way to save money on gas.

This is the original of all gasoline saving tips. Almost everyone is born with this capability. Everything else is really alternative transportation.

From an exercise perspective, walking is great. You get aerobic exercise and you accomplish a transportation goal at the same time. Even while owning a car, if the trip were a few blocks or even a mile, I would tend to walk. I suppose that I have always been interested in ways to save money on gas.

Walking reduces gas consumption and gives you a different perspective on your surroundings. It also allows you to relax a bit and not feel like everything has to be fast and on wheels.

A grade school teacher of mine was one of the original “save the planet” type people and he favored a walk to work and shopping. He was many gas saving tips all rolled up into one person. He even walked in the dead of winter. His attitude was just bundle up and take a stroll.

Walking takes longer and it uses up more personal energy, but that is what all those sidewalks are for. I can’t imagine at the end of your life you might regret not having driven your car more.

If your distance is less than a mile, walking is an option. You are limited as to what you can comfortably carry, but for light shopping over a short distance, it works just fine. Walking is a sure fire way to save money on gas.

So, get yourself a pair of comfortable shoes, and walk right past the traffic jams downtown.

Cost or difficulty: 6
Savings: 10

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