Thursday, June 05, 2008

car - bus - bike

to start the thoughts of the day, we begin with a photo:

it really comes as no surprise to anyone with half a socio-economic-environmental brain that mass transit has been steadily on the rise in the wake of increasing gas prices. the NYT recently did some legwork in [where else but...] NYC and Boston, but the article's main focus is towards cities less reliant on mass transit including: San Francisco, Oakland, Houston, Charlotte and also in Denver:

Here in Denver... ridership was up 8 percent in the first three months of the year compared with last year, despite a fare increase in January and a slowing economy, which usually means fewer commuters. Several routes on the system have reached capacity, particularly at rush hour, for the first time.

“We are at a tipping point,” said Clarence W. Marsella, chief executive of the Denver Regional Transportation District, referring to gasoline prices.

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as we look out the window, we can see the neighborhood 7-11 holding fast at the $3.89 per gallon...


1 comment:

Christie's Endless Craze said...

Hey buddy! We missed you at the reunion. I hope things are well with you. And be thankful for that $3.89, I paid $4.45 this a.m. on my way to work in South Bay... Oh well, it's only money right? :)