07 Apr '12, 12am

Successful Young Americans Seen Drifting Away From Car Culture: Smart Phones Play A Role

Successful Young Americans Seen Drifting Away From Car Culture: Smart Phones Play A Role

Robert Couse-Baker /CC BY 2.0 Lost art of the driveway tune-up. DC StreetsBlog documents a major car culture tipping point in: U.S. PIRG Report: Young Americans Dump Cars for Bikes, Buses . Though there are few real surprises, interesting data are offered to back up the common observation that young people prefer driving less, are walking and biking more, and take public transit more frequently than older people do. All of which points to youth favoring a life where live/work/play is possible without car ownership. Read the story from DC Streets for a well reported overview of the research. Like all such broad culture changes, this one has multiple, linked factors behind it. Those linked changes are what I'll focus on in this post. Planets lined up for powerful anti-car ownership force. Young people have lowered their expectations for high salaries, a career path, and easy...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/young-people-16-34-are-...

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