Concern over gas prices sees more Long Islander?s turn to bikes
When Scott Azar got his license nearly four years ago, the only thing on his teenage mind was carefree driving. The childhood bike rusting in the backyard in Oceanside? Get serious. But as regular gas has risen from around $1.85 a gallon in 2004 to $4.35 a gallon at many Nassau and Suffolk gas stations, Azar and other Long Islanders have become seriously concerned about gas consumption, returning to their two-wheeled companions as they bike more and drive less.