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  •  I look forward to when gas prices are irrelevant. (1+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades

    I don't own a car right now; it's a bit inconvenient where I live at the moment, but I manage. I lived in a larger city and near the subway before that, so owning a car was actually a negative back then! I've owned cars in the past when I've had to commute.

    I realize it's a major part of most Americans' budgets. People are forced to commute in cars since that's how we've built out our broken transportation system. But I haven't owned a car in years now, and I hope I never do again.

    I'm planning on moving again soon, probably to somewhere where I'll be near a subway again. I realize this isn't feasible for most Americans, and even owning a car is needed for many folks who do live in the city.

    Of course, the true answer is better rail transportation. Will we get there in my lifetime? I don't know. The road system and burning fossil fuels has to break down at some point, though. And things like driverless cars actually lead to more automated transport...and then to rails and the like for longer trips.

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