One of these things is not like the other. Which one is headed in the right direction?
Posted 6.1.08 in The Kitchen Sink | Bookmark or Share
Alan, I had an interesting exchange today. I was riding my Tour Easy and I was stopped at a light (yes, I actually wait for a green before proceeding). A family in a small car pulled up next to me and the teenage kids were complimenting the bike. I said thanks and then just as the light changed and they were about to pull away, mom chimed in, “makes more sense than a car.” I am sure it was in regards to gas prices.
My point is, maybe there is hope that the high gas prices will encourage people to rethink their transportation choices…and maybe we’ll see less Hummers on the road.
I hope you’re right! I too hear many people strategizing about how to deal with the ever-rising price of gas. Public transit ridership is skyrocketing on all of the services I use, with overcrowded buses and trains the norm. It’s mind-boggling to me that we have the riders, yet we still can’t get the proper funding to provide the services people are clamoring for. Hopefully we’ll reach a tipping point whereafter it becomes politically expedient to support public transit.
Ive also seen those new jeeps around, they look like mini hummers I’ve noticed.
very nice shot!
One picture is worth a thousand words, but some people just don’t get it!!
PS Like you say, hopefully maybe one of these days, the scales will be tipped.
the bees eat the cows eat the sea eats the junkyard eats
what does the bread get for spread?
sticky stuff-meditated chewed up stuff
what does the sea get for lunch? iron dust from deserts and dilapidation.
(beemers aren’t a bummer they’re a nice snack for an electrolyte starved sea)
Coincidentally, I see an announcement today from General Motors that they’re shutting down four truck/SUV plants and seriously considering discontinuing the entire Hummer line. Maybe the scales are tipping sooner than we think!