Gas prices getting you down? The Bay State is reporting record high gas prices of $4.60 per gallon. Compared to last year’s price of $2.91, that’s a 58.08% increase.
The good news is there are plenty of ways to get around the city, from the T to water taxis to bike shares. We’ve got your commute covered — here are six ways to be fuel frugal.
Boston scored 83 out of 100 on Walk Score’s walkability meter, earning the nickname “The Walking City,” which means it’s time to break out your walking shoes. 👟
🚲 Break out the bikes
Enjoy pedaling down the Charles River Bike Path, which runs ~22 miles along the urban preserve + public recreation area through Boston, Cambridge, Newton, and Watertown. Did you know that you can bring your bike inside most MBTA subway stations and trains? Find out all the details here.
Not ready to commit to cycling? The Bluebikes Boston monthly membership rate is $26.75 for 30-day access and includes unlimited 45-minute rides (one 45-minute ride a day for one month is ~89 cents per ride). If you want to bike more regularly, check out the $12 per month annual membership option.
🚍The wheels on the bus will get you around town
🚇Putting the T in transportation
You won’t ride alone on the T with ~122,000 daily passenger trips on an average weekday. Travel on one of the five main subway lines around our city for $2.40 per ride with CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or cash. Pro tip: See if you qualify for discount fares to make the T even more affordable.
🚗 Get creative with your commute
Split the bill by starting a carpool with your coworkers + get the perks of riding in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes along I-93 North and on the Southeast Expressway. Pro tip: Check out this Facebook rideshare group.