Well, none of us likes to see our gas bill going up. But I think the good news is that people will consider other forms of transportation. On Monday I did a combination of bike and light rail to work. I couldn't believe how crowded the light rail was at late morning! At one point there were nine bikes in the car!
Last time prices were high it really seemed like there were more bikes on the roads. The prices are a reminder that we can't continue the way we have been for the last 80 years. I'm trying to drive less (and I get 30 mpg!) but when gas prices are lower I get lazy.