In case there was any question, the answer is "yes, you should buy a scooter." Even with the prices topping $3 a gallon, it only cost me $3.61 to fill the tank this morning. That should take me about 90 miles on my little 50cc scoot. By rough calculation, that means it will cost me $0.16 in gas to commute to work one way.
Mornings just got a little better.