Wow Claire, you surprise me every time. I never knew the rate of petrol compare to USA. Though I am happy that the rate has come down because my car does not eat petrol, it drinks it!
I've been to Bath manier times and I know what you meant by tight roads, high hills, old buildings and loads of traffic. Specially when you come from A46 into Bath, near Morrisons, it's just a nightmare. Anytime of the day.
The University is on the hilltop, strangely twisted roads. Thank God buss stop is within the areas of University for students otherwise walking down the hill, up the hill would be very hard. Additionally the halls are quite tight as well even the en-suite ones. The library is situated on the top floor, though I don't like their computer setup. Seems really ancient unless they changed them now. The accommodation office is over the small tiny bridge and some people even have offices next to class rooms.
Oh have you seen Debenhams now going to open next to the train station? I think it's opening in 2009, it's about time that Debenhams finds its ways to Bath.
I like the tiny checkpoints made during Roman times near the fire brigade, it reminds me of the Roman history. The place is full of Roman buildings and I think next time when I go there I'll def take some photos