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High prices at the pump: A look at alternative modes of transportation in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:58 PM, Mar 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 11:15:34-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Gas prices continue to break all-time high records and if dollar signs keep going up, we may see more and more people choosing a different way to get where they need to go.

Bike shops

Las Vegas Cyclery hasn’t seen a huge boom in business but they are waiting as prices continue to soar.

The bike shop's general manager, Shawn Tyrone, said, "If they continue to go skyward, we have plenty of great alternatives to cars — the bicycle."

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The shop has multiple options like e-bikes if that’s more your speed.

"They make a great car replacement. You can run your errands with them. They have racks and fenders. You can put a bag on them. They cost really nothing to operate once you have them," Tyrone explains.

RTC bus services

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada says they haven’t seen a huge increase of riders either, but they have options for you if you want to save.

RTC spokesperson Sue Christiansen said, "It is super inexpensive. $2 a ride, $5 a day. Even if you’re not doing it every day, it can help save some money. Even if it’s once a week, once a month. Something to help with the pocketbook."

Club Ride: Connecting carpoolers

And even beyond public transportation, the RTC runs a program called Club Ride. People have the opportunity to match with another carpooler.

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"If you want to carpool, you don’t want to drive your vehicle by yourself every day," said Christiansen. "And you want to share in those gas prices, Club Ride will help match you with someone who lives near you and works near you."

Learn more about ways to travel using RTC services at rtcsnv.com.

What can Nevada expect to pay for gas in the upcoming months? 13 Action News has the updates on what it will take to fill your car's gas tank on ktnv.com/GasPrices.