In order not to sound repetitive, I opted to use the word like as a synonym for such as in the following sentence:
Second, since fuel prices have been significantly increasing, people opt for cheaper forms of urban transportation. Those options usually include the public ones - such as subways, buses, or trains - or alternative systems - like cycling, and skateboarding.
However, I've read at some websites that the word like might change the meaning of a sentence. They say that while the expression such as implies inclusion, the word like implies a comparison.
Do you think I've conveyed my ideia successfully, or should I opt for another synonym?
Please let me know if there is any other grammar, vocabulary, or meaning mistake.
Thanks in advance.