I was at a meeting last week about developing a Non-Motorized Transportation Plan for Kootenai County. When asked about some of the barriers to forming a fully-functioning bicycle and pedestrian system, one man raised his hand and said, "Gas prices are too low!"
I thought, "Well, that's a new one." After a year of listening to people complain about $4+ gas prices, I didn't really expect anyone to complain much when it dropped below $2 per gallon.
Well, prices have climbed back to $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Kootenai County. While most people aren't complaining about it (yet), some do point out that it still hurts during a recession. Here's more from the Coeur d'Alene Press.