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  •  miles driven per capita have crashed (0+ / 0-)

    oil consumption per capita has crashed. alternate forms of electricity production are increasing, mass transit and rail ridership is growing steadily.

    americans are actually moving in the right direction. what is needed is not a reversal so much as an intensification, and an infrastructure that works with and not against those efforts.

    •  If by crashed, you mean "moved (1+ / 0-)
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      measurably lower in  like the first time ever" then you have a point.

      If you mean "crashed" by the usual definition of the word, then not so much so.

      •  i will plead guilty to hyperbole (0+ / 0-)

        still, it has been a fairly pronounced shift, and has not reversed with economic growth, in contrast to the prior pattern of economic activity tracking very close to gas consumption.

        in several cities, there has been a definite decline in miles driven going on for a couple of decades, so this isn't entirely new, even if the scale and breadth is.

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