Took my dads car out today to get it washed and detailed [the good son, what can I say] and I noticed that the high gas prices [$3.46 here] were NOT necessarily a deterrent to people being on the road.
There are still plenty of Hummers and big SUVs on the road.
Traffic is still as congested as it was when I moved here
There is no shortage of cars in line at the car wash.
The detailing station was busy.
The banana spli....oops...how'd that get in here.
What I'm trying to say is that folks around here might be complaining about the high price of gas but they don't seem to be showing it. Restaraunts are busy [I take my pop to IHOP about once a week and its always busy]. Traffic jams are still a part of life.
The cool thing is that bus ridership has been going up every month for over a year. I can't wait for the commuter train to Santa Fe to open which should happen this fall.
Today was Ride Your Bike To Work Day in Albuquerque. There were plenty of bikes out but it ticks me off that too many of these people DO NOT observe basic traffic rules!!
Three times today I had bike riders cross in front of me in the middle of the street!!
I drive a four cylinder pick up so I can't say I've really felt the pinch. I don't drive a whole lot as it is and I don't jump in the truck to go to the Circle K two blocks away...I walk.
I don't know what price would make me seriously consider cutting back on my driving.
Besides... I have to have a banana split once in awhile.