Residents turn to alternative transportation as gas prices soar

With gas prices rising, business owners that sell alternative modes of transportation say they have seen a rise in business the past few weeks.Andrew Hadjiminas,

BROOKLYN - With gas prices rising, business owners that sell alternative modes of transportation say they have seen a rise in business the past few weeks.

Andrew Hadjiminas, who owns Vespa in Clinton Hill, says this time last year he sold about four scooters a week. Now, he says he sells about four scooters a day.

R&A Cycles in Park Slope says it has seen a 10-percent increase in sales of commuter and hybrid bikes.

Hadjiminas says the rise in consumers choosing alternative transportation has everything to do with rising gas prices.

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