Friday, April 18, 2008

It's Not Easy Being Green

Sister K mentioned last weekend as we drove her friend D-Rod out to Logan Airport that UPS is now planning their routes not to include any left hand turns to save on gasoline and be more "green" overall.

There is an article about that in today's Green Blog at I think that it is certainly something to consider. I have been taking a number of left hand turns now that my usual route to work has been disrupted by major construction at BU. (Thanks a lot BU for fixing the sidewalks, but it would have been nicer if someone fixed the twelve million potholes first. Just an idea.) But my usual route is nearly all right hand turns. So I am doing my bit, and I wasn't even thinking about it.

Imagine if we all planned our commutes to eliminate left hand turns. At $3.23 a gallon, I don't see any harm in doing so!

1 comment:

  1. $3.23....that's a bargain.
    Right around $3.45 here in Maine.
    And if I didn't take left hand turns I would have to drive an extra 8 miles or so......does that even out, does driving 8 more miles use less gasoline then taking left hand turns???



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