Re: [carfree_cities] "I can't afford my gasoline"
- --- Bling Williams <bobalinga@...> wrote:
> Good link :-)I doubt the US government will let it get that far.
> Wonder how things will fare when American gasoline
> reaches the prices the rest of the world pay?
Americans have a very low tolerance for paying for
gas, and already this has become a major issue for
Despite not even reaching half of what Europeans pay
for gas, the rise in prices is convincing people to
drive less, at least according to this article in San
Francisco's paper of record, the SF Chronicle
This shows what we already suspected -- raise the
prices and people drive less and think about
conservation. It also confirms another thing we
suspected -- a switch to hybrid cars or other vehicles
with higher mileage per gallon will only encourage
people to drive more.