Housing costs in resort communities force workers to live in vans, high gas prices can decrease urban sprawl and the pro-life Texas governor wants to kill road diets.
Here’s a chart showing an uptick in driving due to low prices, from this blog about sustainability… It just shows that price signals do make a big difference, even if total VMT has been below its peak for a decade.
I’ve been throwing up a lot of gas price charts over the past few weeks, because the oil markets are a bit whacko right now. Anyway, here’s another. There are lots of ways to look at gas prices, but this might be one of the best… [Via Twitter.]
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. [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 […]