Do you always take the car or do you sometimes walk?

@p1kef1sh (45640)
February 15, 2008 4:52am CST
When you go out do you always take the car or do you sometimes walk. It seems to be getting easier and easier to drive, even though we are constantly being told that is is bad for a. the environment and b. us. What do you do?
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10 responses
• Regina, Saskatchewan
20 Apr 08
Someone took my keys, so I'm forced to slap leather to pavement to get where I want to go.*sigh* Frankly, I prefer to walk and do more of that than drive. I always have. A car is only necessary to me if there are long distances to travel between objectives. Often when I walk, I get 'lost' in my surroundings and actually take the time to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the view no matter what it is. Even the well travelled route is never quite the same from one day to the next and that's what makes it all worthwhile.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Apr 08
That "someone" needs to stop being so mean. But you do see and hear more when you walk. As gas gets more expensive, we are all going to be doing more walking I think.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
20 Apr 08
Little moments, little miracles. That's what makes life worthwhile. Seeing, feeling, tasting and capturing the small things into memory makes for a pleasant movie to watch in old age.
@ellie333 (21029)
19 Apr 08
Wow this has just come up as a new discussion but see it was 3 months ago before I even joined myLot. Well I have to drive to work because of my hours and I use to car for long distance journeys and for the weekly shop. The rest of the time I walk. I walk there and back to school each day and walk down town and bus back up if short on time. I walk as a form of getting fresh air and exercise and also short journeys by car cost more and parking can also be an issue. Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Apr 08
Mad isn't it? I ought to walk a lot more than I do. I even have a "green" car, a hybrid. The theory being that it is a daily reminder to me that I don't have to take the car always. We have exactly the same cost and parking problems that you have - I should think that it gets even worse for you during the holiday season.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 Apr 08
During the summer season it is an absolute nightmare to park so I don't ever take the car down then, no point. Ellie :D
@SViswan (12072)
• India
19 Apr 08
lol..I don't take the car because I don't drive! I prefer to walk wherever I can. If it's too long a distance, I catch an auto or a cab (depending on my needs and if the kids are with me). But most of the time I'm walking somewhere...and I'm known as the 'walker' here in the apartment complex! You can find me walking coming sun or rain!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Apr 08
You must be very fit then. Walking is very good or you I think. I should do more of it myself!
@SViswan (12072)
• India
20 Apr 08
Oh yes I am! lol...people tell me I don't look like a mother of two(In India that means I'm not overweight at all!) I lost all my pregnancy fat in less than a year! I'm sure it's got something to do with all that walking and carrying all my grocery bags too!
@bunmi2501 (467)
• Nigeria
15 Feb 08
The truth of the matter is it is more convinence to drive and it saves time and energy, however, I drive monday to friday to work because of the traffic problem in my country, but at the weekend, I usually go by pulic transport.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
15 Feb 08
Thank you for your response. You said that you drive Monday to Friday because of the traffic problem. Is the traffic good or bad during the week? If it is bad, would it not be more effective to go by public transport? and save the car for the weekend.
• Nigeria
18 Feb 08
Actually the traffic is bad, but I have to set out very early to beat the traffic and then stay later in the office to aviod getting into the traffic, if I have to go through public transport, I cant get the bus that early and late, so I'll still experience the traffic in public buses.
20 Apr 08
If it's close, I walk to where I want to go, but if it's a bit further I take a bus or ask my Dad for a lift. After I pass my driving test I will proberly be on the road alot but if I can get to where im going by walking, then I will walk.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Apr 08
Speaking as a Dad I hope that you pass your test soon. But you're not taking your friends out in my car!! LOL. Welcome to myLot.
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
20 Apr 08
i always walk where ever i go b/c i dont have a car ......
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Apr 08
That's a very sensible reason then. Thank you.
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
It is really very convenient to be driving a car. But with the skyrocketing cost of gasoline here in my country, I no longer take the car everyday. It's more practical here to take the public transport. Besides, there's also the parking fees to consider. Parking fees also take a cut of my budget. Plus, the traffic congestion everywhere. You'd really go crazy here.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Apr 08
If governments invested in proper public transport systems then I suspect that many more of us would forgo the convenience of our cars except for heavy shopping etc.
@rombi001 (943)
19 Apr 08
I walk as much as I can... But I prefer taking the car than having to take the bus.. The only thing I hate when I am with a car is that I can't find a parking space very easily which gets on my nerves
@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Apr 08
I have been known to drive into town. Not find a parking place, come home and walk back in!
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Right now its to cold to walk anywhere. When I do my shopping I have to drive 30 minutes to a walmart or a decent grocery store. So to answer the question I drive most of the time.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
15 Feb 08
Well I think that a 30 minute drive to the shops is a pretty good reason to drive too. Thank you for your response.
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
I'm an ordinary teenager so I don't own a car. Most of the time, when I go to school (which is just walking distance), I'll save some money and go for a walk. If I would go to the mall or town plaza, I'll just take the cab or jeepney. It's a pro-consumer way to travel around. Well, I would love to have a car, but it sounds more like a dream (hard-to-reach) rather than a goal.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
15 Feb 08
Thank you for your reply. I was 21 when I got my first car. Hang on in there, you'll get one yet.