On Your Bike – Or Feet…How Do You Travel To Town?

When you travel to your local city or town centreCommuters walking near apartments (or even your local shops), do you automatically hop in the car and drive?

Plenty of people do – even though they have other travel options.  It is the combination of lots of people just hopping in their car that leads to: Continue reading

Short car trips = extra fuel

Like most teens, mine would like me to be their personal taxi service.  Their ideal would be for me (or them) to drive them anywhere at the drop of the hat.  Despite what I’ve taught them over the years, they now frequently want to drive for short distances.

But our car is not like a taxi.  A taxi runs nearly 24 hours a day…so its engine is running hot and therefore fairly efficiently. Continue reading

Learning to drive – without a jack-rabbit in sight

I am teaching one of my children to drive.  (And yes, I am still here and sane!)

This is a challenge, but bit by bit they are understanding how much they have to do, how complex the task is. Continue reading