Gas prices getting you down? Though costs are generally higher across the US, we may have it especially rough — the price of a gallon in Washington is nearly 39 cents higher than the national average; and in Seattle, gas is 7.1 cents higher on average than last month.
Luckily, there are still ways to avoid paying an arm + a leg at the pump. Here are four ways to be fuel frugal.
Seattle is rated as the ninth most walkable large city in the US on Walk Score, which means it’s time to break out your strolling shoes — particularly near many of our gorgeous waterfront trails. Ditch the drive and go on a self-guided tour that starts at the Sculpture Park, or buy the illustrated “Seattle Walk Report” that takes you through 23 different neighborhoods.
Break out the bikes 🚲
Enjoy pedaling down the Burke-Gilman Trail, which spans over 18 miles from Golden Gardens Park to 102nd Ave. in Bothell. Or, stop by Bike Works in Columbia City + Good Weather Bicycle & Cafe in Chophouse Row to spark some two-wheeled motivation.
Public transit is legit 🚌
Getting around the Emerald City made easy with a plethora of bus routes + the expanding Sound Transit system. Pro tip: Start setting up an account on the newly revamped MyORCA site ahead of the card’s upgrades next Monday to make riding even easier. And get real-time info with Transit App.
Get creative with your commute 💡
Hunt down the best gas prices by using an app like GasBuddy or Google Maps. Split the bill by starting a carpool with your coworkers + get the perks of riding in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes. DYK? Bellevue has its own carpooling program for commuters called “Choose Your Way.”
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Where have you spotted the cheapest gas? Take a look at the above map for a few we found — and contribute your own by clicking “add a point.”