What price will petrol have to reach before you stop using your car?
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June 24, 2008 at 4:42 am
Albeit RM2.70 is high enough, we give a chance up to RM3.00! That’s my pay can afford! Anybody agree or don’t agree?
June 24, 2008 at 5:17 am
gosh… i really don’t know. unless i change job..if not i’ll still have to drive to work everyday. =( or wait until the extended lrt line to kota damansara is done.
P/S: by then, God only knows if i’m still working in the same company or not. Hahah…
June 24, 2008 at 9:19 am
Mostly stopped driving already… 😉
June 24, 2008 at 10:57 am
i will still use regardless of the price… just how extensive is the usage… 🙂
June 24, 2008 at 11:20 am
fuel increase + high congestion fee in London = walk, walk, walk.
Our daughter is already walking to work and stopped being generous sending people home. One acception is that she fetches me from the tube station.
btw – pls read my story of hard times.
June 24, 2008 at 12:58 pm
It’s already pretty expensive here in CH, about RM7 or RM8 a litre. Public transport is reliable and efficient but also quite expensive — RM50 to and fro Zurich (about 50km) by train even with a pre-purchased half-price card.
June 25, 2008 at 4:36 am
argus, at least they’re reliable and efficient. I think the LRTs in Malaysia are quite reliable considering that they’re almost always on time. But when it comes to taking the KTM… that’s another story altogether.
I used to take the KTM back to S’ban everyday after work.. the trains are never on time, they’re always delayed because of ‘technical reasons’ and you will either have to wait till the crowds lessen or push and shove ur way into the carriages and hope that you can breathe and don’t get molested by anyone. It’s almost like a nightmare!
June 25, 2008 at 8:47 am
I will reduce the frequency of car usage the moment we have LRT to Puchong, but I don’t think I will give up entirely.
June 25, 2008 at 9:02 am
This is tricky. With the public transport being a screwed up, its hard to not use car. Btw, thanks for the advice. Sometimes what we want can really turn out otherwise. 😉
June 25, 2008 at 11:32 pm
Kak Teh Mamimia – I think at RM3.00 a lot of people would be very worried. But the price I think will get there (sigh!)
Spiffy – It’s so hard when there’s no alternative viable public transport. Perhaps car pool?
Kenny – You’re ahead of all of us. Well done!
June 25, 2008 at 11:35 pm
Zewt – We’ll probably use the car for very essential trips and always be hunting out for alternatives.
Kak Teh (a Londres) – You and your daughter are well ahead of most of us. Luckily, the weather in the UK allows for lots of walking! 🙂
Argus – With driving and public transport being so expensive perhaps working from home might be the best for so many people. But we still need to get out … maybe bicycles?
June 25, 2008 at 11:41 pm
Grace – I really hope that as more people have to take public transport, something will be done about the quality of the service, particularly as you say the KTM. At least the LRT is reliable. As for those molesters … bring a big stick!
Tulipspeaks – I hope you get your Puchong LRT real soon. Petrol prices will only go up!
Melly – You’re welcome. The car in our society has become so necessary, but we need to source alternatives. That’s hard.
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