More Americans Living Car-Free

The New York Times Automobiles Section discusses the growing population of Americans living car-free.
October 22, 2009, 11am PDT | Alek Miller
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"Whether because of cost, convenience or environmental awareness, a small but growing number of people are making individual decisions to get rid of their automobiles and rely on public transportation, car-sharing programs and rental cars.

'There's a cultural change taking place,' said John Casesa, a veteran auto industry analyst and partner in the Casesa Shapiro Group. 'It's partly because of the severe economic contraction. But younger consumers are viewing an automobile with a jaundiced eye. They don't view the car the way their parents did, and they don't have the money that their parents did.'"

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Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in The New York Times
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