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Sun, 06 Apr 2008
As opposed to Canada, where total driving is still going up, driving has gone down in the U.S. in 2007, in what looks like the start of a new downward trend.
The 25-year upward trend suddenly stopped at the end of 2005 when gas prices spiked to $3 a gallon, but what really sealed the downward trend was December 2007, when gasoline went up over $3 a gallon and never came back down.
Data & Graph from OHPI December 2007 spreadsheet. If I may repeat my usual complaint: getting data from US government agencies is simple, getting it from the Canadian governement is not.