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Millennials Dump Cars for Trains, Bikes, Buses

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    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-motion



    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=all



    Study: Millennials drive less, favor alternate transportation
    January 25, 2015
    Isabelle Beecy

    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.

    READ MORE: http://thelantern.com/2015/01/study-millennials-drive-less-in-favor-of-alternate-transportation/



    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.html



    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=RS14



    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/



    America’s car obsession will not be diminished by Millennials alone
    Yonah Freemark
    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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