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Is Car Pooling the Best Way to handle Transportation Costs due to increasing oil prices?

Updated on February 27, 2011

Carpooling seems to be the immediate solution to counter the ever-escalating oil price increases. It is good to talk among your friends, colleagues and/or officemates the arrangements of carpooling, but I believe this is one good suggestion we have at hand. Aside from saving up on gas, you get to bond with each other on your way to the office, which is a rare opportunity nowadays given our toxic schedule.

Another good suggestion would be taking the train ( MRT Metro rail train) and LRT ( light rail train) or monorail or the subways or the el's. On top of being free from the traffic hustle, you can be assured of a speedy, on time arrival to your destination.

Or if you are not the type of person who'd like to inter-act with people early in the mornings, or catch up with the trains and one who would rather drive your own car, but still minimize the use of gas, then why not let go of your SUVs or big cars and settle for either diesel engined cars or better yet, buy those smaller cars that require less gasoline consumption. That way, you still enjoy your privacy (and solace) , get to leave the house at your own time and pace and still save up on the increasing price of gasoline.

There are a lot of choices actually. You just have to find what is most suitable to your lifestyle!


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    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      To Candees-

      You're indeed a lucky woman! You only not eliminate the use of gas, you also get to exercise as well!


    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Chairman Matt,

      Well, yes ( for most of the year, its sunny out here!) and I take that as a compliment. We are gifted with only two seasons : dry and very dry. LOL.


    • Cellebrate! profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      To guidebaba,

      Its not impossible! With the ever-escalating price increases, I guess the genuises of this world will be forced to come up with cars run by water. Or solar. Why not? Its there in the offing, I think.

    • candees profile image


      10 years ago from Arroyo Grande

      For the past 4 or 5 weeks I have been riding my bike to work. Since I live only 1.5 miles from work and the weather is usually moderate, this works great for me! However, I think what you said in your last paragraph, "You just have to find what is most suitable to your lifestyle", hits the nail on the head. Good hub - thanks!

    • Chairman Matt profile image

      Chairman Matt 

      10 years ago from West Michigan

      Must be warm and sunny year around where you live, gb.

    • guidebaba profile image


      10 years ago from India

      Thank you dear for replying my requist. I appreciate your ideas. We are all too sad with the increasing oil price. I am planning to get a Car or Bike that will run on water.


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