Drive, bike or walk? It depends
My choice on whether to drive, bike, walk or take public transport is, probably like most of us, dependant on where I live.
I need to drive to work because it's 40kms away and there is no public transport. However, I do car pool with a friend who works a bit further on than me as much as I can. This saves money, but with it comes some inconvenience.
I love to drive, and I love my car, so I generally have no issue driving on weekends or driving to visit people or do things.
I walk and ride my bicycle for exercise, or to the shops to get a few odds and ends.
I walk my dog and will happily walk in fine weather up to the dairy to buy something, or just for a walk. Ditto with biking.
There is no public transport in my town in the South Waikato - not even one taxi. And apart from expensive buses that run at strange hours, there is no public transport between my town and where I work.
So unfortunately, I would say the case for a lot of us is necessity and lack of other options. Sure, if I got really fit I could bike to work, but there are no showers in my building, and that doesn't account for weather, carrying a change of clothes and what time I would have to depart and arrive.
My hubby and I own a diesel (my main car) and a petrol car, and to be honest, it's actually cheaper to run the petrol daily to and from work then it is the diesel all up.
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