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Millennials Dump Cars for Trains, Bikes, Buses

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    Lower ccs = way cheaper, usually easier maintenance, way fun, more maneuverable in city traffic, higher MPG, less emissions, etc, etc.
    Just generally more sensible in terms of the majority of commuting people do.
    Except for more comfort in freeway riding, and hauling capacity, and the obvious need for speed… higher ccs just seem pretty wasteful overall.

    Eventually, I’ll get something 650cc for long rides, but my experience so far has been that I really don’t need it enough to justify the purchase now.

    But, to get back on topic:

    One thing I can actually agree with the Millennials on…


    Cole said:
    Since we’re always told to think local, I am 27 and I have driven 2100 miles in 6 months. I bring up 6 months because I bought a new car in October.

    So for me, I am driving less than the average 16-34 year old. I bike/bus to work and mainly drive on weekends for errands and any travelling.

    Well done!



    Boomers Replace Their Children as No. 1 Market for Autos
    By Keith Naughton – Aug 5, 2013 10:38 AM ET

    Last year, Dave Rodham bought two Ford Mustangs — a red one because it looked cool and then a white one with a big V-8 engine because it sounded cool. For Rodham, 63 and retired, those were his 50th and 51st cars.

    “I have to have a new car every year-and-a-half to two years,” said Rodham, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, who said he pays cash for his cars. “After I retired 10 years ago, I didn’t have anything else to do, so I went out and bought new cars.”

    READ MORE: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-05/automania-strikes-boomers-supplanting-kids-as-buyers.html



    That guy better be rich or else that’s the kind of “selfishness” Millenials bemoan. If his kids are working every night until 3-4 in the morning for nothing with college degrees while seeing their folks get a new car yearly (with 50 more horsepower each time) while not working at all, there’s no way that the objects will avoid Millennials’ spite.



    Every person driving a Dodge Challenger is ruining everything for everyone ever.



    On the Move: Younger Generation Mobility Trends
    Posted October 14, 2013

    Several studies point to changing trends in urban transport consumption among younger generations in the developed world. Broadly, these trends reflect a shift in preferences from car ownership towards walking, biking, public transport, and shared mobility services.

    READ MORE: https://sustainablecitiescollective.com/embarq/185066/move-younger-generation-mobility-trends



    Is This the First Non-Car-Dependent Generation in America?
    Posted February 25, 2014

    Is this the first generation of kids in the United States who may not be car dependant? Teenagers from schools across the United States have been entering a competition to design a future city, and the winning solutions do not involve cars.

    READ MORE: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/227986/first-non-car-dependent-generation-america





    Public Transportation Shapes Where Millennials Decide to Live
    Michael Myers Apr 23, 2014

    The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America just released a new survey that explores Millennials’ perceptions and attitudes toward transportation. Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities were surveyed across three ‘tiers’ of transportation systems—“mature” (Chicago, New York City and San Francisco),”growing” (Charlotte, Denver, Los Angeles and Minneapolis-St. Paul) and “aspiring” (Indianapolis, Nashville and Tampa-St. Petersburg). The findings show that public transportation plays a major role in shaping where Millennials choose to live and spend time.

    READ MORE: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/public-transportation-shapes-where



    Baby Boomers Could be the Boost Public Transit Needs


    The AARP has released a new “livability index” that studies what Americans 50 and older are looking for in the places they choose to live. The hope is that cities can use the information to help design communities which are more amenable to aging residents, which will end up being a growing part of our society. The data includes information from Boomers about the kind of neighborhoods they want to live in and how they want to interact with their community.

    And what’s the one thing that Baby Boomers most want within a mile of their homes? A bus stop.


    Alex Silbajoris

    And what’s the one thing that Baby Boomers most want within a mile of their homes? A bus stop.

    That’s similar to my situation. However once on the bus I don’t have a straight shot down High Street or something like that; I’m out on Kenny waiting for the #18 and it takes more than 40 minutes to get downtown once it weaves through OSU.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    And what’s the one thing that Baby Boomers most want within a mile of their homes? A bus stop.

    That’s great to hear about that shift, but their wants are most likely going to be met by a relocation to an urban area where better bus options are available, rather than waiting for better service to arrive in the suburbs. Round peg; square hole.



    American Millenials Wish For Transit-Served Communities
    Posted May 26, 2014

    Millenials are a very large demographic group in America, similar in size to the enormous number of baby-boomers, those born from 1946 to 1964. Millenials, born in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, are 80 million strong and, as such, are a significant political, social, and economic force in the U.S.A. Between them and the baby boomers, there is a clear majority favoring smaller homes in transit-served communities built for their human users rather than their cars. Specifically, they want high-quality, rail-based transit, and ‘complete streets’ with calmer traffic and pleasing sidewalks set in neighborhoods where one can walk to the grocery store, library, bank, school, park, and public transportation.

    READ MORE: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/planningphotographycom/249966/american-millenials-wish-transit-served-communities



    Millenials buy more cars than Gen X:


    As the economy continues to improve, particularly for the younger set, we’ll begin to see how much of the observed shift towards a car-lessness among millenials is based upon deeply held convictions and how much was a simple (and rapidly changing) matter of financial necessity.



    Joseph Kane and Adie Tomer | October 7, 2014 3:19pm
    Millennials and Generation X Commuting Less by Car, But Will the Trends Hold?

    Based on the latest Census data from the 2013 American Community Survey, changes are underway for younger and older commuters alike, especially in the country’s largest metropolitan areas.* By and large, millennials and Generation X are leading the charge toward a range of alternate modes, including public transportation and walking, while baby boomers continue to use their cars at high levels.

    READ MORE: http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2014/10/07-millennials-generation-x-commuting-trends-kane-tomer

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