According to a recent article in Kiplinger, members of the so-called “Generation Y” are driving less than their parents’ generation. Today, drivers aged 21-30 only account for 14% of miles driven, down from 21% in 1995. The article asserts that young people are more likely than ever to ride transit or use car sharing systems. Bicycles aren’t mentioned in the piece, but this age group’s growing disdain for the automobile appears to be a contributing factor in the growing use of bicycles for transportation. This idea is certainly supported by what we see among our teenagers and their friends, many of whom are showing little interest in obtaining their driver’s licenses.
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