WSYR reports on gas prices finally spiking to above $4 in some places around Syracuse. This was supposed to be the magical, mythical number that would cause Americans to abandon their cars along the side of the road en masse. Well, I saw a guy proudly driving his Hummer down on Erie Boulevard this morning, so I guess not. I think you will see more subtle changes over a longer period of time. I feel more inclined to use my gas for driving for pleasure than using it for driving to work, so I hope to get back in the Centro groove very soon.
NYT mentions Onondaga County’s adventures with the gas tax cap (and spells “Onondaga County” correctly too!)
On a related note, please take time to read this lengthy and thoughtful post at Living in Dryden about “nodal development.” Go on, you have time — you’re not going anywhere; it’s too expensive.