Data over the past 10 years is showing a marked decline in the number of young people driving. While the number of kilometres driven each year by Canadians and Americans has declined in general, it’s particularly noticeable in those in their 20s and early 30s. Instead of driving, Millennials are choosing to walk, bike and take transit. They are also more likely to choose to live in walkable neighbourhoods or communities where there is less need to drive.
This report looks at potential implications for public policy and some of the reasons behind the shift toward walking, cycling and transit use.
(U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Released October 14, 2014)