Millennials Dump Cars for Trains, Bikes, Buses
- October 15, 2014 10:35 am at 10:35 am #1046239
REPORT: 21ST CENTURY TRANSPORTATION
RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUND RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
Over the last decade – after 60-plus years of steady increases – the number of miles driven by the average American has been falling. Young Americans have experienced the greatest changes: driving less; taking transit, biking and walking more; and seeking out places to live in cities and walkable communities where driving is an option, not a necessity.
READ MORE: http://uspirg.org/reports/usp/millennials-motionDecember 1, 2014 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm #1052783
Millennials: The multimodal generation
Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune Updated: December 1, 2014 – 5:34 PM
Consider Jake Gau a multimodal millennial. On chillier mornings, the 25-year-old rehabilitation aide hops on the No. 30 bus in northeast Minneapolis bound for his job at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley. On warmer days, he pedals his mountain bike westward to work.
Noticeably missing from his array of transportation options — a car. And that’s just fine with him.
Much of the millennial generation — roughly 77 million Americans born between 1983 and 2000 — is decidedly lukewarm when it comes to Americans’ century-long love affair with the automobile. They appear to prefer biking, walking, taking mass transit and sharing cars, exhibiting behavior that could have a profound effect on transportation and land-use policies for years to come.
READ MORE: http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/284226651.html?page=allJanuary 25, 2015 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #1060644
Study: Millennials drive less, favor alternate transportation
January 25, 2015
More millennials have been delaying getting their driver’s license compared to previous generations, opting to use alternate transportation methods, and a new transportation and parking plan at Ohio State is set to help further accommodate this lifestyle change.
July 15, 2015 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #1085163
The Transportation Choices That Millennials Want
BY BOB GRAVES | JUNE 24, 2015
The APTA study found that people in the 18-to-34 age group are more likely than those of other generations to choose the most practical transportation mode — whether it’s driving, public transit, biking or walking — for each trip and that this flexible concept of mobility is spreading. In fact, the study says, nearly 70 percent of millennials use multiple travel options several times each week.
READ MORE: http://www.governing.com/blogs/view/gov-transportation-choices-millennials-multi-modal.htmlAugust 18, 2015 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm #1089436
Majority of Americans Drive to Work, But Less so for Urban Millennials
Posted on August 13, 2015
By: Brian McKenzie
If your drive to work feels a little lonely, you may be among the three-quarters of U.S. workers who drive to work alone. Driving alone reached its highest point in 2010, at 76.6 percent of workers, after a decades-long pattern of increase (see below). It remained the most common type of work travel in 2013.
READ MORE: http://blogs.census.gov/2015/08/13/majority-of-americans-drive-to-work-but-less-so-for-urban-millennials/?cid=RS14August 18, 2015 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #1089437
The 4 Types of Millennial Travelers
Most are drivers, but more are becoming car-less over time.
ERIC JAFFE Aug 12, 2015
The ongoing debate about why young Americans are driving less than they once did, and whether or not that trend will continue, often treats all Millennials as the same. Either they drive or they don’t. Either they’ve embraced the multi-modal mindset of city life or they’re just biding time until they become their car-reliant suburban parents.
READ MORE: http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/08/the-4-types-of-millennial-travelers/401090/October 21, 2015 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #1098366
America’s car obsession will not be diminished by Millennials alone
October 19th, 2015
The plateauing and decline in U.S. vehicle miles traveled per capita that occurred between mid-2005 and mid-2014 was described by some hopeful commentators as a dramatic shift that was indicative of the preferences of a new workforce. Yes, it coincided with the recession and an increase in gas prices, they said, but it was really more about generational change. Whereas in the past Americans dreamed of living in the suburbs and traveling virtually everywhere in their single-occupant automobiles, now Americans, addicted to their smart phones, are looking for walkable, urban living. Evidence suggests that they may have had a point: The age at which people registered for drivers licenses is increasing and certainly neighborhoods in central neighborhoods in city after city have been blossoming of late.
READ MORE: http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2015/10/19/americas-car-obsession-will-not-be-diminished-by-millennials-alone/
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