College expenses can make it hard for the average college student. Owning a car sometimes just won’t fit the budget. So let us look at a way to make commuting around to classes and other needed spots such as shopping or simply hanging out in the community less hurtful on the pocket. I’m sure you can stand to keep the expenses down, due to the pretty high cost of education these days right? Here goes one way to have the perfect campus transportation.
Would you rather walk or ride?
Walking can be good for you but sometimes the time factor comes into play if you have to be somewhere at a certain time and the distance is too great. I think it is great to walk. The body benefits from it for one. Also, it is a good time to let your mind relax and enjoy the surroundings and fresh air.
But sometimes you have a schedule to keep that walking won’t allow you to arrive on time because of the distance you have to travel. Or you are always barely on time which sometimes you don’t quite make it.
Is walking the way you choose to get exercise & stay in shape?
That leads me to an inexpensive way to get the exercise you want but speeding up your travel time at the same time. I’m sure you would not mind having the both of best worlds especially if it is cost effective right? Most people put it aside after childhood but it still has a purpose.
Why add expenses when you don’t have too?
I think going to college should not be something to stress a student out. There could be some stress factor due to the cost of tuition, books, rent, and food already. Why add another expense such as gas, insurance, and maintenance cost of driving a vehicle. I know it is nice to have a vehicle but there will be plenty of time for that later on.
Good Campus Transportation
Personally, I think the perfect mode of transportation for the college student who has a tight budget and can’t live lavishly while attending college is… I’m sure you already know what it is but you probably have not considered it.
We are talking about the bicycle folks!
Just think about it. You might have to pay a little one-time amount of money to get a bicycle but there are no note payments that come with it. Also, the advantages in relation to your budget are all a big plus.
- There is no insurance expense
- There is no gas expense
- There is little maintenance expense
- And you can commute right in the heart of campus
As you can see this removes a lot of financial stress from the equation don’t you agree?
Bikes range from low-end to high-end cost which makes it affordable for the person with extra money and for the ones who don’t.
The great thing about having a bike is that bikes have accessories to make your bike safe, comfortable, and capable of upgrading it to make it fit your traveling needs. From lights to trailers it is easy to make your bike what you want it to be. If you just feel that you don’t like pedaling too much, there are E-bikes as well.
As far as carrying school materials, you can always add a commuter bag to make it easy for you rather than having the backpack strapped to you. Some of the bags are detachable and can double as a carry bag as well.
Then there are the times you might have to travel after the sun goes down and you will need to be visible. There is reflective wear for men and women as well as safety lighting, all to help keep you safe as you are riding.[poll id=”2″]
The important thing is that using a bicycle as your mode of transportation has a couple of good purposes. One, it helps you to get some daily exercise. Two, it takes some financial stress off of you like car-fare, gasoline, insurance payments, and maintenance cost that comes from owning an automobile. I’ve grown over the age of being in college and I still ride a bike to and from work every day if weather permits. I’m El Cheapo! LOL
Another thing is that to purchase a bike is relatively inexpensive and the accessories you need can be obtained reasonably as well. Take a look around at Ron’s Cycle Plus to see how affordable you can get around without the stress of finances as a result of it.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you can see how a bicycle will help in accomplishing your educational goals while removing some financial stress. Please leave any comments or questions in the comments section because it always may interest the next reader. Also, sign up to have special prices on different products E-mailed to you in case you may want to purchase a bike or some accessories at a later date.