I tend to think that people, in search of their selfish self interests, will signal to the market what is and what isn’t, important.
Commutes are no different.
Raleigh, N.C. — Drivers in the Triangle spend more on gas each year than anywhere else in the U.S., according to a new study.
The average household in the Triangle racks up 21,800 miles per year, which the center says translates into 1,074 gallons of gas. With prices approaching $4 a gallon, that means area drivers are spending close to $4,300 in gas annually.
It might sound like a bad thing. And maybe it is. But I see it more as a good thing.
See, North Carolina is a fantastic State. We have natural beauty unmatched anywhere in the USofA except for Minnesota.
AND we have laws that allow us to build our homes and form our communities in such a way that we can do so in an affordable manner.
People respond to incentives. Driving more costs more and people will take that into account. Personally, I’d rather drive from where I wanna live than have to live in a pace that I can afford to drive.