I have been looking at the way we use transport in our family. The amount we spend on fuel is still too high with an average of £ 125 spent on petrol alone.
What could be done I thought had already been tried but in line with the above I am going to work hard and focus on the following :
- using the smallest car for journeys, the one that is most fule efficient
- get the tyres to be at the right pressure and make sure that the oil gauge is OK
- not rush and keep to speedlimits
- reduce the use of airconditioning as that uses 11% more fuel
- keep coupons for cheaper fuel in the car so it can be used when it it needed
- Kids could walk to school instead of being driven
- Shop locally or get shopping delivered
- share lift with liftshare.org
- organise activities when transport planned, i.e. avoid small journeys and build a list of things to be done when I am in one or other direction.
Saying that the most amount of fuel used is my Dh attending his social engagements and changing those might be a little bit more dificult. I suggested 2 out of 3 but got a smirk, so not all of us are keen on the green side of things.
I am patting myself on the back though as this week I have had 6 car free days. Thats a first.
I will keep a track on the mileage that gets done, what alternatives are available and let you know how I have done at the end of May.