Gas Prices Rattle Americans

… screams today’s USA Today cover story about how high prices are pushing us into new routines and transportation choices.

The Berry family of Atlantic Beach, FL have declared “no car days” on Saturdays.

If Mike, his wife, Lori, or daughters Katie and Kendall need to go to the library or store, they climb on bicycles instead of climbing into their cars.

They’re not alone.

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds that 84% are consolidating errands or taking other steps to reduce driving. Nearly one-third say they’re using alternative ways to get around, including bicycles.

To calculate how much you can save by riding your bike, check out this driving cost calculator. To see the societal costs of driving, use this calculator.