Graphic: Our First Sustained Decline in Driving

The New York Times has a fantastic infographic up that charts the price of gas and the number of miles we drive per capita. As I've noted before, we've been driving less recently. But this is the first sustained decline in history. Will driving bounce back when the economy does? Probably. But there's also a chance that the last few years caused real and lasting behavioral and demographic changes. See the big version.