Yep, in this area we're already seeing $3.50+ for 87 and close to $4.00 for the higher octanes.I filled up the car yesterday at $3.059 and today it went up to $3.209. The payday rate hike. Now hopefully it will go back down in 2wks when I need gas again.
But at least prices have been historically high and, in a lot of major Euro' cities, people rely upon alternate means of transportations whereas here cheap gas has always been available so doubling of rates in a short amount of time is shocking. Even if people swore off gas today most US towns & cities just aren't prepared for thousands of people now using bikes or other alternative transports.Petrol (gas/gasolene) costs us $9.54 a gallon here in the UK!!!
For the most part I'm in a 25 mile triangle... from my house it's 25~ miles to work, from my work it's 25~ miles to my Mom's place, from my Mom's place it's 25~ miles to my house. It's a good mixture of in-town driving and back roads so not a whole lot of straightaways to get some get MPG with.Are your areas that spread out laterally that you do a lot of mileage in a week travelling from home to work/recreation facilities?
You're describing the scenario of a lot of US suburban working professionals... live in the suburbs but commute over an hour a day to get to the office. It used to be just white collar jobs but now even a lot of blue collar jobs are seeing people driving long distances to work or relying upon trains & buses.I wouldn't want to work more than 13 miles from home, some people travel to the next city, 30-40 miles in cars that do 25-60mpg dependent on age or petrol/diesel powered.
I wouldn't mind that type of area.In my location it is 20 mile to the nearest town to do shopping. Actually there are 3 towns
One is 22.3 miles
One is 25 miles and
One is 27.5 miles
The nearest Walmart is about 25 miles.
These town are not even of city size.
The nearest city is 47 miles
Think yourself lucky, hahaWell, I'm English-Welsh and I live in a French village.
Its like invisible discrimination
The force behind the decision was taxes, emmisions testing and housing prices.Was that accidental or housing prices that dictated where you live?