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Gas prices are on the rise nationwide, and we’re certainly not insulated here in Champaign-Urbana. As of this morning, gas at most stations in town is going for $3.75–$3.79 a gallon.

With fuel prices skyrocketing and no relief in sight, drivers are beginning to look for ways to save a buck. In a report last week, ABC News offered a handful of tips, such as keeping tires properly inflated, removing junk from the trunk and sticking with slower speeds.

The one remedy not mentioned, however, is the simplest of all: Find ways of getting around that don’t involve a car. Take the bus. Bike. Walk. Stay home.

Whichever “solution” you choose to embrace, chances are good that gas will affect the transportation decisions you make this summer.

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