Weekend Hypothetical: What Would Happen If You Woke Up To $5/Gallon Gasoline?
January 15th, 2011 8:24 PM Share
Remember this hilarious photoshop? Remember when gas cost upwards of four dollars per gallon? We’re not trying to predict anything or depress anyone, but with oil headed towards $100/barrel, this hypothetical isn’t as outlandish as it might seem. So let’s do this mental exercise: if you woke up tomorrow and gas were five dollars per gallon, what would you do, and what would you expect from others?
Published January 15th, 2011 8:24 PM
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I would drive my F-150 4x4 a hell of a lot more. Driving would be a pleasure with all the enviro-fools walking.
We swapped our Outback for a Prius and our Cherokee for an electric bike years ago. Our gasoline budget is very small. The Jeep has become a motorized wheelbarrow for occasional towing or heavy hauling. Google "biodiversivist ultimate hybrid" or "biodiversivist afterburner" My neighborhood is also very walkable, although I usually ride my bike everywhere. We have within ten bicycle minutes from our house just about any business you can imagine, and I'm barely exaggerating.
Why are so many people who profess to walking, riding bicycles and taking public transportation, reading and commenting on a blog that focuses on the glory of the car-based ICE? Not complaining, just curious. I mean, aren't there blogs available for folks who walk to work, relish the task of hauling home groceries on their tenspeeds, and cherish the slow motion riot that is public transportation in just about all of the US?
I'm one of those who "professed" to walking and I read this blog because I love cars. I just don't feel the need to drive one every day. And I really don't want to have to use one to commute to work. But that doesn't mean I hate cars.