$9.00 for a gallon of gasoline…

It’s coming if current trends continue.  If the growth in gasoline prices between 1990 and today were to continue we would see gasoline prices around $9.00 per gallon in 2025.

Lets think about what that means.

  • We need more efficient vehicles, duh…
  • We need transportation choices which require different development patterns.
  • High speed rail showed a positive net present value assuming gas at $2.50 per gallon.
  • We could be losing billions in economic activity to energy costs.

Here is a fun model that you can play with to see the potential impacts of gas prices, increased fuel efficiency, and better urban design.

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