Comment 111604

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted May 13, 2015 at 06:47:54 in reply to Comment 111602

People do respond to price signals. Part of the flatlining and decline in North American driving over the past decade has been due to the historically high fuel prices.

Notwithstanding the recent steep drop in oil prices, we can expect that fuel prices will continue to trend higher and more volatile in the future than they were during the 20th century.

That is an excellent opportunity for cities to get serious about rebalancing their public street rights-of-way to encourage diversity and choice after nearly a century of automobile dominance.

After all, people cannot choose to respond to volatile fuel prices by cycling unless there is dedicated cycling infrastructure that serves their transportation needs.

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