Chart of the Day: Vehicle Sales vs. Gas Price over Time

Here’s a chart that compares car and truck sales over the last decade. Ostensibly, it shows how increasing gas prices have led to more and more people buying cars instead of trucks.

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[via Washington Post.]

I don’t know. To me it says that nobody is changing much, or that the “shock” of gas prices is fairly short-term. Even though “gas is cheap” now, it’s hardly reached the low levels from a decade ago.

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.