I’m surprised by the number of young people who are not getting their driver’s licenses as soon as they turn 16. Our kids are waiting, and a number of their friends seem to be in no hurry either. Our son, who is 19 and attending college, is not driving yet and he appears to be in no hurry to take on the responsibilities and expenses that come along with car ownership. He’s been getting to-and-from school using a mix of walking and transit, and now that he has a new bike, he’ll be working it into his multi-modal mix. We’re proud that he recognizes car ownership would mean taking on a full-time job, resulting in less time and energy for school and other activities.
We’ll have more on his commuting adventures in future posts.