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The True Cost of Driving

When I got up this morning to go to work I didn’t think twice, after finishing my breakfast I got in the car and drove to work. But I’m not sure I considered all the costs of my commute?

According to Commute Solutions: The True Cost of Driving it costs me $18.50 per day to drive to work!

Driving is not just the cost of gas and the amortization of your vehicle; do not forget to include insurance, license and registration, tires, maintenance, etc. And there are all the other things we so frequently forget to include, the costs to maintain the roadways, pollution, noise, etc.

Although I drive to work most days I have made changes to try and reduce my carbon footprint. I am fortunate and have some flexibility in my schedule, so I either work and earlier or later shift to avoid peak congestion. I also plan to start split commute; subway and biking, again at off peak times to bring my bike on the subway and to avoid as many cars as possible. If I get really adventurous I may even start running to or from work to try and bump up my running mileage!

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Comment from white
Time April 29, 2011 at 2:07 am

I am white cloud, I am from China, I posted up your articles to my blog. You wouldn’t mind, if you don’t agree, please inform me, I immediately deleted. Thank you.
我是白云,我来自中国,我转载了你的文章到我的博客上。你不会介意吧,如果不同意,请告知我,我马上删掉。谢谢。