The higher gas prices become, the more likely people are to start looking for alternatives. And the shift has already begun. Gas prices at or above $4 a gallon generate the need for 670 million additional passenger trips on transit systems, resulting in more than 10.8 billion trips per year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.
And, bicycling has become a popular alternative, with new riders benefiting from recent investment in bike facilities and programs. [Read on]