On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 18:25 -0700, Bob Hemus wrote:
> Any of you folks notice the lack of trafic on your local
> roads/Interstate? We make 3 trips a week to Medford, OR from Happy
> Camp, CA, about 120 miles one way. Traffic on freeway started to
> decline last week. This week very few automobiles, only big-rigs. The
> high fuel costs haven't seem to thin them out. Gasoline here in town at
> the only facility, a card-lock is $4.849. This afternoon in Medford at
> Costco, the cheapest in Medford, was $4.159. Oregon doesn't allow
> self-service. They pump it in, any weather. Real nice.
If this keeps up, you will soon have Swedish prices. This is why I got
rid of my car (a carless American?!?! What next? I'm also on the thin
side. But I do keep up the second language protest.). I bicycle to work.
This only works as I live in downtown Stockholm. Although public
transportation in and around Stockholm is really pretty good, making a
car less than necessary, I can't see living outside of town without one.
Oddly, I think Swedish roads are still as crowded as before. Seems no
one will give in.
In the southeast of England, I am convinced that everyone lives a one
hour drive from work. Twice a day, the entire population hits the roads
and trades places. Or so it seems. I wonder what fuel prices are doing
there. I know that in various places in Europe there have been 'drive
slows' where all the trucks effectively bring traffic to a crawl. It is
generally a protest against the tax part of the fuel price. And that, of
course, has usually been the big part of the price. For example, Norway
has its own oil, but also has some of the highest fuel prices anyware.
OPQ Systems / Ramböll RST
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P.O. Box 4205
SE-102 65 Stockholm, Sweden
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It is RSofT and there is always something under construction.
It is like talking about large city with all constructions finished.
Not impossible, but very unlikely.