National Trend: Americans are Driving Less
September 3, 2014 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #1038513
Monday, September 1, 2014
No, Americans Are (Still) Not Driving More
The U.S. Department of Transportation is reporting that driving is at a six-year high, but beware the hype. As James Brasuell at Planetizen notes, these numbers are not adjusted for population and thus don’t account for the growing number of residents living in the country. As always, the better question to ask is how much the average American is driving, and the answer to that is the same as it’s been for years: less and less.
October 21, 2014 9:32 am at 9:32 am #1046975
Fewer Young Ohioans Are Getting Their Driver’s License
Tuesday October 21, 2014 8:14 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Data shows fewer young people in Ohio are getting their driver’s license. The Columbus Dispatch reports the number of people in Ohio ages 16 to 20 who obtained a driver’s license dropped 8.5 percent in the last decade.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/10/21/ap-fewer-ohioans-getting-drivers-license.htmlJanuary 8, 2015 10:47 am at 10:47 am #1058236
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Feds Quietly Acknowledge the Driving Boom Is Over
by Phineas Baxandall
After many years of aggressively and inaccurately claiming that Americans would likely begin a new era of rapid driving growth, the agency’s more recent forecast finally recognizes that the protracted post-World War II era has given way to a different paradigm.
READ MORE: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2015/01/07/the-feds-quietly-acknowledge-the-driving-boom-is-over/November 30, 2015 10:10 am at 10:10 am #1104729
No, U.S. Driving Has Not Hit an All-Time High
ERIC JAFFE @e_jaffe Nov 25, 2015
Brad Plumer at Vox writes that “peak car” was just a myth and that Americans are apparently driving more than ever. If you’re on the road to a Thanksgiving get together right now, that might seem like a reasonable conclusion. And indeed “vehicle miles traveled,” the primary metric for U.S. driving habits, has been on the rise—up 3.5 percent on the previous year, as of September.
But when you adjust VMT for the driving population, you get a very different picture.
READ MORE: http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/11/peak-car-us-driving-america-vmt-vox/417795/
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