Gas Prices

October 14, 2008, 1pm PDT
As oil prices plunge to well below $100/barrel, will Americans reverse all their fuel-efficient behavior learned from $145 oil seen in July? It appears that the economic crisis may continue where the energy crisis left off.
The Wall Street Journal
October 1, 2008, 12pm PDT
Norway's carbon emissions have increased 15% since imposing a carbon tax in 1991, unlike neighbor's Sweden and Denmark where emissions decreased with their carbon taxes. Unlike the oil industry which became carbon-lean, Norway's drivers didn't change
The Wall Street Journal
September 29, 2008, 12pm PDT
BP's chief scientist provides his insight into solving the energy and climate crises, including the affect of higher gas prices and separating transportation from the heat and power sectors when dealing with strategies to reduce carbon emissions.
Technology Review (MIT)
August 16, 2008, 9am PDT
AARP finds that 29% of older Americans polled say they are now walking as a way to avoid high gas prices, but 40% say the sidewalks in their area are inadequate.
Market Watch - Also Associated Press story
August 4, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Andres Duany and other experts discuss how the convergence of high gas prices and the foreclosure crisis may reverse years of cheap gas and cheap exurban land. He's pushing mixed uses and reformed zoning in suburbia, and he's betting on Texas.</p>
U.S. News & World Report
July 28, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Philip Langdon comments on the the economy of oil and its effects on urban design in the July/August issue of <em>New Urban News</em>.</p>
New Urban News
July 21, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Rising gas prices aren't just encouraging more transit use, they are making public transit more expensive, and charging more for tickets and passes hurt low-income riders the most.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
July 19, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Escalating gas prices are depressing, but look on the bright side: a new study shows that they may reduce annual traffic deaths by as much as one-third.</p>
Associated Press via Yahoo News
July 19, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Alexis Madrigal at Wired digs into the stats, and find that the state of California uses more gasoline than any country in the world.</p>
Wired
July 16, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>An informal survey by APTA says that cities across the U.S., cities are experiences surging transit use in all modes. Transit agencies are expanding every way they can, but face budget shortfalls.</p>
CNN
July 14, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The increase in the price of fuel encourages one St. Louis family to purchase a second home near work.</p>
STLtoday
July 9, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Southern Californians, facing some of the worst gas prices in the country, are experimenting with taking public transit, as these personal stories from the Los Angeles Times attest.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Joel Kotkin once again leaps to the defense of the suburbs as a choice, and says that urbanists who are hoping that Americans will rush back into the cities are sadly mistaken.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>City officials in Lockhart, near Austin, consider allowing golf carts on arterial streets.</p>
Fox 7 KTBC Austin
July 6, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Despite efforts by politicians to enact policies that reduce congestion, the biggest improvements in traffic reduction appear to be tied to rising gas prices and tolls, according to data from New York.</p>
The New York Times
July 4, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Forbes works with the Center for Neighborhood Technology to find the best neighborhoods to get around affordably.</p>
Forbes
July 3, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Employers in the Seattle area are outpacing City Hall in providing incentives to employees not to drive to work in single occupancy cars. A state law even requires companies with 100 or more commuters to provide alternative commuting plans.</p>
The Seattle Times
July 3, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A new report for a Canadian bank examining the economic impact of rising oil prices predicts that millions of Americans will be forced to give up driving as gas reaches $7.00 a gallon.</p>
CIBC World Markets
July 1, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The article suggests that rising gas prices, enduring subprime mortgage crisis, and some changing demographics (i.e., the aging of Baby Boomers) are all contributing to the greater popularity of central city neighborhoods.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
June 27, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Joe White, who reports on the auto industry in Detroit, steps out his car and reflects on the city's mixed history of transit. To get the full picture, he tries to ride the bus himself.</p>
Wall St. Journal