01 Sep '13, 2pm

#peakoil Peak Vehicle Miles Travelled: The Atlantic has an article on declining car use in the US – . Its inte...

#peakoil Peak Vehicle Miles Travelled: The Atlantic has an article on declining car use in the US – . Its inte...

The Atlantic has an article on declining car use in the US – . Its interesting that the one state showing large increases in miles travelled is North Dakota – lots of driving around trying to increase shale oil production from the Bakken it seems… Driving has been on the decline in the United States since 2004, as researchers have documented every which way. What they still don’t know, though, is precisely why. The answer likely has to do with some messy mix of rising gas prices, changing demographics, new technology, a souring economy and the shifting preferences of Millennial drivers. But it’s tempting to lean on some of those explanations more heavily than others. …Since VMT peaked nationwide in 2004, driving has also declined in nearly every state

Full article: http://peakoil.com/consumption/peak-vehicle-miles-travelled

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