David Goldberg shares news of a recent study by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America finding that “[four] in five millennials say they want to live in places where they have a variety of options to get to jobs, school or daily needs.”
In addition, [three] in four say it is likely they will live in a place where they do not need a car to get around.”
The survey gathered responses from Americans aged 18-34 in 10 major U.S. cities, so there is self-selection involved. However, the data reveal a potentially troubling lack of transportation options in a city like Nashville, according to Goldberg. "While 64 percent in Nashville say they expect to live in walkable places where they don’t necessarily need a car, only 6 percent say they currently live in such a place."