Interesting data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on the real and nominal prices of gasoline. Click the image to see more detail, as well as data on the cyclical histories of gasoline and diesel.
During last night’s City Council meeting, Police Marshal Tom Howard said he does not foresee gas prices to increase beyond $4 a gallon through the end of this fiscal year and therefore doesn’t expect to ask for additional contingency funds.
He’s probably right.
So here’s a suggestion: Stop using police cruisers immediately when responding to 911 calls that don’t require them.
Instead, use the motorcycles already in the fleet. Buy other scooters, electric or not, if you must.
Or forget the motor or electric bike and go with a trike.
Here’s an old 1965 Harley-Davidson police model:
And here’s a newer version, modeled after the Segway, that some U.S. and British police forces use:
When you consider a car averages 21 miles per gallon to a 2-wheeler’s 75 to 100 mpg, it’s a no-brainer what to do. Save on gas, improve fuel efficiency, and save on automobile depreciation…and be greener with bikes and trikes.