ABC Anchors Bike to Work, Man Sings Protest Song about Gas Prices
If gas prices are getting you down, just hop on your bike or grab a guitar like the May 16 ‚ÄúGood Morning America.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúCities across the country, like Portland, Louisville and Washington, D.C., are trading in gas-guzzlers for bike paths,‚ÄĚ Golodrya reported. ‚ÄúAll three cities are reporting spikes in bike use. We tracked one Washington state resident who says by riding his bike to work just once a week, he‚Äôs saving an average of $7 a day.‚ÄĚ
Golodryga even showcased one individual who railed against gas prices ‚Äď by singing protest songs from the roof of a gas station.
‚ÄúAnd one Indiana resident gained attention last week from supporters as well as the police, who arrested him after he put on an unauthorized concert on the roof of a gas station, all in protest of high fuel prices,‚ÄĚ Golodryga said.
‚Äú‚ô™‚ôę ‚ô™ Price gouging, so we‚Äôre shouting, who‚Äôs jacking up the cost of fuel ‚ô™‚ôę ‚ô™,‚ÄĚ sang Jay Weinberg in the video, who claims to be fighting the cost of gas with his songs and Web site.
Golodryga predicted even higher gas prices as the summer months set in and advocated more bicycle transportation.
‚ÄúAnd with forecasts call for higher gas prices by mid-summer, bike paths may be the only roads facing traffic,‚ÄĚ Golodryga added. ‚ÄúAnd anyone who thinks that this is just a fad, that we‚Äôre going to see gas prices go down anytime soon, well better think again, because oil is now at $125 a barrel. That takes about six weeks to hit gas stations, so expect gas prices to go up.‚ÄĚ
Although gas prices are continuing to rise, it isn‚Äôt necessarily time to go out and trade your automobile for a Schwinn. CNBC analyst John Kilduff predicted oil will peak at $138 a barrel before it will go back down.