• Alejandro Posted: 6/20/2010 2:36am PDT

    Bengt, I have to say I AM surprised. Thanks for the info!

  • Rex S. Posted: 6/18/2010 8:38am PDT

    Austin talks a good talk but the walk is very short. I'm wondering what area the survey takes in as it's 40 miles to Austin from here and is a required drive to shop anyplace besides WalMart or for serious medical treatment so a simple trip to Austin is generally a 100 mile round trip when you add in the running around while in the city's area.

  • Eric Berlin Posted: 6/17/2010 3:45pm PDT

    Interesting stuff! I wonder if green cars are a factor on this level at this point ?

  • Alex Posted: 6/17/2010 2:59pm PDT

    Interesting browsing through that infographic. A lot of the cities that pride themselves in being so eco-friendly (Austin?) are spending just as much on cars and driving as the rest of us.

  • Biped Commuter Posted: 6/17/2010 2:38pm PDT

    Nice comparisons. I would really love to see an in-depth comparison to someone who commutes mostly by public transportation or other means (bike, feet, etc). I certainly save on gas, maintenance, and insurance by not owning a car ($0/year), but how does a car driver in my area compare with my other costs: cabs, buses, bike tires, gas for friends?

  • Java Junkie Posted: 6/17/2010 2:39pm PDT

    As my dad used to say, your car is the second most expensive purchase behind a house. That is still true. It is hard to find a good group with whom to carpool although it is certainly a way to save.