No cars!! What will you do??

cute pink bike - Pink bike
@mssnow (9495)
United States
June 24, 2007 2:10am CST
Say tomorrow there were no more gas powered cars. Gas prices went up so high that no one could afford cars anymore. Anything using gas went out the door. How will you get around?? Electric car?? Bike??.scooter, or just plain walk? I would probably try to buy me a bike and ride it. I think its a great way to get around and it saves the environment/?
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
"That is the unthinkable"! I would have work. No work, no money. No money, no Arizona! LOL! I guess like you, i would have to peddle my butt around! Take care Princess!
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
25 Jun 07
awwwwwwwww what a horrible thought bud. I know you make your living with cars. guess you would have to do mystery shopping instead lol
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
Real men don't shop! LOL!
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Oh really? thats not fair lol
• Canada
24 Jun 07
That would make things very difficult in our area as the closest big grocery store (other then a corner store ) Pharmacy , or even hospital are all at least half an hour away and this is with a car . I don't know how many of us would survive because we are in a remote area of the county and although pretty we are quite aways from things that one would use or need everyday . I guess my option would be a bike but not sure how we would eat or get any of our children to the hospital if needed because we would never make it if we had to get there fast .
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
24 Jun 07
well true that would be a bad part of not having cars. You couldnt even call an ambulance if you needed one.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
24 Jun 07
well considering I've NEVER had my license...it really wouldnt phase me all that much...I love walking, I love biking etc and have always managed without a vehicle....so long as I had my bike and could buy some sort of little trailer for it to carry my groceries in I'd be just fine :-D My husband on the otherhand may not be LOL seeing how he commutes 2 hours total every day to work ;-)
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Yeah for some reason a lot of guys just dont like using alternatives for cars lol
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
We'd have to get out our rusty tandem princess and double the pedal power! I would be at front naturally ;0) trusting princess wouldn't put her feet up as I did all the peddling lol! Or I could always get us a rickshaw like in China to get around. Think of the impact no cars would have on the envirnoment too!
@mssnow (9495)
• United States
24 Jun 07
lol wolfie your so cute. You made me smile. You can pedal me anytime lol
• Malaysia
24 Jun 07
I do know what will be the choices around when fuel has depleted. I think most probably is the electrical recharge vehicle using renewable power. I do think bike is a good option, may be it is because the industrial environemnt i live in. People don't go around using bike, the road are hi-way meant for heavy vehicle and the drivers here are crazy.
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
24 Jun 07
well here in oregon there are trails especially for bike riders. :)
• Canada
24 Jun 07
No cars!! What will you do?? - WAR.. what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
Hey Mssnow, good discussion. I always thought it was a good idea not to have car myself. I never thought a gas price would actually go that high. The only reason why it is that high in the first place. Is beacuae of the war. Considering they use gas to get around, price for gas has increased way too much. I wonder if the prices will decrease,.. when it's over?
@mssnow (9495)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I hope things change soon. Gas is ridiculous now as it is
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I think I would break out the WD40 and oil up the old bike I have in the back yard and pump up the tires and give it a go. The real problem is that my wife's arthritus wouldnt let her get around at all. That and the fact that my work is about 25 miles away from home but id you could look at me you would say that I need the exercize anyway. Thats an atvantage you didnt mention about the bike rideing, Exercize. lol. Those of us that spend way to much time in front of the computers probably need more exercize. For close trips, it wouldnt hurt to walk a bit either. I for one am glad that gas prices are finaly coming down. Take care, Terry
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
24 Jun 07
But terry, i did think about it. Its the thought that counts right Lol
@tiku1977 (664)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Every problem comes with a solution. before also there were no cars then also people managed. Something new will be there in place of gas-run cars.
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
24 Jun 07
That is very true I like your thinking :)
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
25 Jun 07
Well I have to admit that I would be lost I would not be able to ride a Bike because of my Lungs and I can not use Public Transport as I get Panic Attacks as for walking that would be hard for me to because of my Lungs so it would certainly be hard for me
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
24 Jun 07
I do not own a car now too. So if there are no cars, it does not make much difference to me except for some inconvenience. I will go on a bicycle. Bicycle do not need gas and is environment friendly. Besides, cycling is a healthy sport.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
24 Jun 07
For shorter distances, a bike or even walking would be fine. I suppose some kind of electric scooter could be used. For longer travels, that might pose a problem. I would not be surprised if horses came back into use...lol. That would be neat, I think.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I'll panic! If that ever happens it sure will be very quite and the streets would be cleared. :) I will ride my bike but sure would be hard to carry the groceries and such. Riding the bike is a good excerise so I'll go for the bike.
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• United States
24 Jun 07
If that were to happen, I would ride my bike, or ride a horse. Or, get a buggy, and hitch some steer or horses to it.
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@mummymo (23709)
2 Jul 07
I think I would be lost! I can't cycle or walk far at the moment - having said that my gran has my Grandads old invalidity scooter in the carriage - maybe I could use that? lol xxx
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
26 Jun 07
I suppose it depends how far you have to go. It's almost 60klms, 35 miles to the nearest shops...I wouldn't live that long if I had to cycle...it's all flat though so just maybe...nah, then I'd have to come home again with all the groceries. I think I'll have to start training my dog and goat to pull a billy cart or find me a horse and wagon pardner. Yeeharrr!
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 07
Hello, mssnow! I don't own a car. I use common transport to get around, Trams, Trains and buses. Buses run on gas, so in your assumption they will be no more to provide service. So, other two options are still open to me as they run on electricity:-). Now, I already walk a lot, normally 4-5 km a day. Earlier I walked even more than this, usually 8-10 km a day. My walk is usually out of concern for environment and health. I hate adding my share to negative impacts on environment and it also helps me stay healthy. So even if everything goes out, I already have a habit to accommodate the problem:-) I also have a pair of roller skates, which I never used. So they will be handy and useful too, and should your assumption happen, they will be happy to be put use to something:-)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
I'd rather ride the bike. First of all, no gas or electric or solar power needed. And next, it's a good exercise to the body. You sweat when stride for a long distance. Besides, that was the first means of transportation in the world before the gas powered vehicles came. Just imagine, in China mainland, they still use the bikes as means of transportation. No wonder, Chinese live longer than any national. If I can walk the distance, I'd walk. But if it's too far ride the bike.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Well, productivity here in the US would pretty much come to a halt, since everything is focused around the automobile, except in towns smart or old enough that they are still doing things the old fashioned way. I would actually enjoy it, and find a job near where I live. I have a bike already, so it isn't a big deal. I think our environment was more important anyways. yes, I did spend a lot on my vehicle, but times change. I can adapt.
@tiku1977 (664)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I agree with you on using a bike to go places. This would prevent environmental pollution and at the same time will give the person who rides a bike several health benefits in the form of exercise. But for places that are distant, I think an electric car could do the trick as it is environmental friendly and does not use gas. For everything else, bike could work. But is impossible to imagine a world without gas vehicles such as aircrafts or steamers or big trucks carrying goods.
@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
24 Jun 07
That would be so cool! I mean yeah we couldn't zip here and there as fast as we do now but I would definitely get on my horse and be set to go. our air would get cleaner, we would save on gas.... It would be amazing. Some times I think we are progressing in the wrong direction, but that is just my opnion.