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July 27, 2008 Poll Results

What have you done to reduce your gasoline consumption?

Cut down on unnecessary trips 58% 467 votes
Walk more 4% 39 votes
Ride a bicycle more 4% 39 votes
Use a more fuel-efficient vehicle 7% 62 votes
Nothing 19% 154 votes
Other (use comment box to specify) 4% 40 votes
Total: 801 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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joebdox
July 28, 2008
11:37 a.m.

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4-day work week!

dan
July 28, 2008
11:54 a.m.

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Things I've done:
- Moved to a more centralized location, less than 3 miles from work, school, and the cafe... the 3 places I spend most of my time. I try to drive less than 10 miles a day if possible. Even in my relatively-gas efficient SUV, I can usually go 2 weeks without filling up.
- Stay local. I rarely leave Schenectady County. There's plenty to do in town.
- While I've yet to do it because of time constraints, I do plan to take the bus on the occasional trips to Saratoga.
- I wish I could ride my bike with destinations (vs just for exercise) more, though the paths aren't convenient enough. Like I'd often have to ride my bike in the road with 40MPH traffic, or carry my bike up a hill through the woods to ride across a train bridge, things like that discourage me from taking the bike instead of the car. More bike paths and sidewalks would really help.
- Carpool. Riding with friends and family whenever possible.

mhowie
July 29, 2008
4:21 p.m.

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There's not a whole lot I can do, seeing as I have a daily commute that isn't do-able by bus. But I do carefully weigh each non-commuting trip out (do I really NEED to go to the store today, or can I wait until I need to buy more things or go somewhere else nearby as well?).

Tim
July 29, 2008
4:46 p.m.

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Right tool for the job. You could purchase a Prius with 50+ per gallon, room for 4/5 and a small trunk. OR, you could choose to purchase a compact pickup, with a modern computer controlled 4 cylinder engine and get around 27 miles per gallon, with room for 4 and a HUGE trunk to carry many things that could reduce shopping to a bi-monthly event....

Tim

PatZ
July 30, 2008
8:12 a.m.

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Less eating out. Less going out. Much less driving.

shaqfu
July 30, 2008
12:07 p.m.

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Instead of driving to the basketball courts I will take my bike to save some gas
also I pump more iron to relieve the frustration of the high gas prices, try it but you have to go heavy in the gym.

Craig_Johnson
July 30, 2008
8:53 p.m.

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Shaqfu you are so right! We have a motto at our gym. Go hard, go heavy, or go home. Kudos to you!

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