A commenter suggested I include bike related expenses in the context of analyzing my savings from minimizing my car use.
The MinusCar Project is not about saving money on transportation costs. This, isn’t about that.
I think car use is a waste. A waste of energy. A waste of money. Additionally, I think it’s probably a waste in more ways than I can imagine.
It’s easy for me to show that I’ve diverted between $4,000 and $6,000 over the last three years from the big gaping maw that is the black beast sitting in my driveway.
What if I spent $6,000 more on bicycle related expenses? Does that negate my argument that car use is a waste?
If I spent $6,000 on bicycling I:
Gave $6,000 to a local business owned by my friend The Owner.
Gave $6,000 to the staff (and my friends) at The LBS.
Gave $6,000 to my health.
Gave $6,000 to a hobby.
If I give that to the beast – not so much.