My Green World’s Blog

Young Americans turn away from driving
May 19, 2012, 12:23 PM
Filed under: Awareness, bike, Cycling, Slow Life, Take Action, Urban Mobility


Alternative modes of transportation has experienced rapid growth among young people in U.S. in the last 8 years, according to a recent research of Frontier Group. Between 2001 and 2010, bicycle use incresed 24%, 40% for buses and 16% chose walking over any other ways of transportation. According to the National Household Travel Survey, from 2001 to 2009, the annual number of vehicle-miles traveled by young people (16 to 34-year-olds) decreased from 10,300 miles to 7,900 miles per capita – a drop of 23 percent.

Young’s transportation priorities are very different from older generations: they prefer to live in walkable neighbourhoods with easy access to their routine activities. reflecting the environmental concerns of this younger generation.


Photos: Bike New York 

From: Ciclo Vivo.


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