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Old 03-28-2012, 10:44 PM
 
Location: The OC
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Nope. It didn't stop people from driving when gas topped $4-$5 (depending on location) over the last few years. This recent gas hike is not new and the average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. was higher this time of the year in 2008 than it is now (but yes, it did drop dramatically about a month later). Heck, I remember gas being over $4 in 2006 when I lived in Minneapolis (which spiked up from under $3 seemingly "overnight"). Sure, one or two people might walk or ride a bike more, but in reality you will see more gas thefts and people riding scooters.

Oh, and to the woman with the hubby from England. Shiv, Americans would walk too if our gas prices where the equivalent of what Europeans and Canadians pay.

Moan all you want, even at $6 a gallon, we would still have some of the cheapest gas prices in the World.

If one was spending so much damn time at work that their family must be neglected than why not move to a good, but cheaper, neighborhood where they would not have to work so much in order to make ends meet. I may not be able to afford to live in Orange County, but at least I am not killing myself to make ends meet. Yup, time is a very valuable commodity. So much so that I do not want to waste it on working all damn day.
$5 a gallon doesn't bother me. I still drive to go to the store less than half a mile. I'm not broke and don't need to walk to run errands in order to save a few bucks. It's not a priority nor a big deal to me. Hasn't affected my driving one bit and still won't affect me even if it hits $6 a gallon
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: The OC
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As for bike riding/walking....I think Orange County has plenty of people who ride, walk, and jog. They just do it exercise, relaxation, or hobby purposes--not to commute. So you are more likely to see them on dedicated bike paths/trails than you would cruising down a neighborhood street.
Exactly; many people do jog but along PCH, leisurely, not to commute....
Others exercise in the gym. OC people are VERY much into exercising and fitness and our bodies; however, we don't revolve our commute around it. Personally, I have the luxury and the time not to have to "exercise while running errands".... lol I have the time and money to go to a gym. Others like to cycle around the hills of Lake Forest... that is fine and nothing wrong with that.

Do you think people want to arrive at work with their hair disheveled or a light sweat? Ugh. The wind messes up my hair.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Laguna Beach CA./ Denver Co.
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One thing that I found absolutely ridiculous about living in OC is how so many people didn't cycle and what people considered really nice or expensive bikes would be at the very low end in Boulder. OC is not a place full of really in shape people... that is a myth. I used to jog past the gym windows in NB watching the herds on excersie bike and treadmills. These people would be road kill by High county standards ..there is a huge diiference clainimg to be in shape compared to places in Colorado where 12 mile runs or 40 mile bike rides are considered routine.

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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I don't know about walking, but I see cyclists every darn day... Mainly swerving in and out of the bike lane as I drive down Antonio and try not to accidently hit them! (slightly bitter). As for walking, everything's spaced far apart where I am and it's faster to drive. I do see tons of people walking the lake/hiking trails/parks however.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Denver
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One thing that I found absolutely ridiculous about living in OC is how so many people didn't cycle and what people considered really nice or expensive bikes would be at the very low end in Boulder. OC is not a place full of really in shape people... that is a myth. I used to jog past the gym windows in NB watching the herds on excersie bike and treadmills. These people would be road kill by High county standards ..there is a huge diiference clainimg to be in shape compared to places in Colorado where 12 mile runs or 40 mile bike rides are considered routine.
Definitely not in comparison to Colorado, it's part of the culture here and it doesn't have to take place at some expensive health club either.

People in Colorado praise cultures like the Mexican Tarahumara Indians who run 50 miles a day for fun. People in OC probably have no idea of who they are and don't care 1 bit unless they are washing their car.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I guess I am one of the rare ones. Whenever possible I ride to work and walk to the local shops and restaurants. You see a lot of that in my neighborhood.
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