Colin P said:Time is a major factor for me, driving to work costs me about $5-7 more a day, but saves me at least an hour total on the commute. That hour adds up, plus I can stop along the way and pick up items or even go a round about route and get those items, something that would add hours to my commute, not minutes. So yes I get punished for valuing time over carbon.
And this is the issue. Where I live the local government pushes the public transit and bike paths. Time is the big issue. A 15 min car ride translates into a an hour and half bus ride. A carbon tax won't change my mind at all about using my car.
It works for those centered in the city's central core but forget it outside of that. Taking the bus isn't worth the three hours I'd lose.