Tuesday, April 25, 2006

oil

Listening to NPR right now about the future of this country as it relates to Oil. The common idea is to reduce demand by driving smaller cars, hybrid cars, and eventually non-petrol based vehicles.

To that I respond, "Sure, great... that'll help" but it misses the bigger picture. Step back and ask the question,

"How can we reduce the need for travel/movement in the first place?"


Answer that question and you're getting somewhere. There are really good answers to that question that not only solve that problem but dozens more.

1 comment:

kai said...

"How can we reduce the need for travel/movement in the first place?"

-How about building chip plants and cube farms in inner PDX instead of out at the edge of suburbia. I'm sure there are better answers, but I'm just a 4-legged furbrain.