Consumer Reports: GM's Volt 'doesn't really make a lot of sense' | detnews.com | The Detroit News With oil going through the roof and alternatives like plugins looking like more marketing than science, do people on here see a possible end to "sprawl"? In other words, if traveling longer distances becomes much more expensive does that lead to a secular change in the American lifestyle? I personally live in a very "walkable" area with a grocery store, hardware store, post office, banks, restaurants, etc. all a short walk away. If gas goes to $5 or $6, would you consider moving closer to your place of work or to essential services so that your need to travel is reduced (whether by car or public transport)?