When I thought about it, I realized that the situation is an opportunity for communities on small and large scales to come together to balance ourselves and eliminate our fear-based idea of lack. We will accomplish this easily when we take action that reflects our belief that the Universe runs on Love.
So here is my intention when I am biking and driving. When I am driving and I see a biker I make sure they have enough room to see me. I drive as slow as I need to until I can go around, and I send gratitude to the biker for doing her/his part. Then when I am biking I always have great experiences with the drivers because I pay attention to what is around me, I use hand signals, and what I experience on my bike reflects what I experience when I am driving...so it works well!
I feel in this economy what people are so terrified of is a reflection of us and how we treat each other. So why not have fun supporting each other safely and respectfully to change our collaborative outlook on things like gas prices? We can also teach this to our children who are in cars and on bikes, and they are our future! Right now, our attention is on the economy, so we are all watching each other. Go big, send a smile!