Perhaps you're not concerned about global warming or the impacts driving a motor vehicle has on the environment. Maybe you're seldom faced with traffic congestion when you drive. Then consider the financial costs of driving.
Your Driving Costs: How Much Are You Really Paying to Drive? If you drive a small sedan like a Toyota Corolla and average 20,000 miles per year, AAA estimates your annual driving costs to be $7321. If your wheels are a Honda Accord or similar midsize car, your costs increase to $9519 annually.
Are you a soccer mom with a Toyota Sienna minivan? You'd better budget $10,476 for the privilege of driving your vehicle. Drive a Ford Explorer? AAA says you're paying $12,410 to drive your SUV. Costs for all vehicles were calculated with gas at $2.603 per gallon.
I think I'll keep pedaling my bike.