Tips To Help You Decide On How You Want To Get Around

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Commuting has become increasingly complex due to the increase in options available. These include public transportation, bike shares, car-sharing services like Zipcar and Uber, rideshare programs like Lyft and Sidecar, even walking or biking if you live close enough. There are pros and cons to all of these options which can make it difficult for people to decide on the best option for them. Let’s help by providing some tips! 

Public Transportation

Public transportation has been around for a long time and many people would say it is still the best option. There are more than 30,000 public buses and trains in North America alone. The best part about public transit is that you share rides with others which means you save money and help reduce pollution! It’s also great because there’s usually a bus or train station within walking distance. The downside is that it’s not the quickest option available since you share rides with others and can’t travel directly from point A to B. Public transportation has become more convenient because of mobile apps like Google Maps which allow users to provide real-time updates on city bus locations. You also have options for iOS users like Embark, Moovit (my personal favorite), TripView, and Transit App. 

Using electric scooters

Electric scooters are a great alternative to cars for one simple reason, they are cheap! The inclusion of electric scooters has not done any environmental damage because they have reduced pollution levels. The expert guide at shows that electric scooters have also helped people lessen their carbon footprint due to the affordable nature of the product. After a long day of work, commuting can be exhausting which is why people are turning to electric scooters for their daily commute. For just a fraction of the cost, you can save time and money by using electric scooters. Electric scooter users pay only two cents per minute which is great because it helps them reduce their carbon footprint without hurting their wallets. Not to mention, many people find they don’t feel as tired when they get off work and use this means of transportation on the way home instead!

Bike Sharing 

Bike shares are great alternatives to biking because you don’t have to worry about storage or maintenance! Users can borrow bikes for an hour or two and return them to the same place they were picked up or any other bike share location around town. The catch is that it can be costly, especially if you only plan to use bike shares every now and then. The Google Maps app also provides information on bike locations which can make it easier to decide whether or not biking will be a good option for your commute. 

Car Sharing/Carpooling

Car-sharing services are great because they save money, but they require a bit of planning. You have to book the car ahead of time and it can’t be used for any trips that are longer than 24 hours. If you use car-sharing services regularly, then this might be the best option for you because it will save money in the long run. Rideshare programs like Lyft and Uber have made it easier to get a ride from point A to point B, but using them comes with a few downsides. Rideshares can be costly depending on where you live and the demand so they might not always be the cheapest option available. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about parking or designated drop-off locations though! You can also use rideshare programs for longer trips like to the airport. I’ve personally never used ride shares for this purpose, but many people find them to be much more convenient than taking a cab. 

Electric/hybrid vehicles

Electric vehicles have become a lot more popular in recent years and there are a number of reasons why people are making the switch. The cost of gas, maintenance, and even parking can be extremely expensive for those who use traditional vehicles. The Department of Transportation has also been promoting the use of electric vehicles as a way to help reduce pollution from cars on the road. In addition, electric vehicles produce zero emissions which is beneficial for not only your wallet but our environment as well! Hybrid vehicles work by combining a turbine engine with an electric motor. These types of vehicles offer great fuel efficiency and great acceleration because they use both types of drivetrains. Not to mention, hybrid vehicles are usually more expensive than their counterparts which can be a turn-off for many commuters who are looking to save money. Though there is one benefit of using hybrid vehicles, which is the use of regenerative braking systems. This helps reduce energy usage and increase battery life so you don’t have to worry about stopping at the gas station!

We know that commuting is a growing concern for many people and that it can be difficult to choose the best way of getting around. We hope this article has helped you narrow down your options and figure out which type of commute will work best with your lifestyle!