06/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Even Texans Ditching Cars Over Gas Prices

Want a sure-fire sign that high gas prices are changing behavior? They're walking in Dallas.

Or at least, they're talking about it. A city commission is meeting today to discuss new zoning rules that would encourage pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.

That might not sound radical in some parts of the country, but Dallas doesn't exactly have a reputation for being easy on pedestrians. Last year, the Brookings Institution ranked the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas in terms of walkability; the Dallas area ranked 25th.

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