Car Free

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that in 2007, over 9.8 million American households had no auto available at home. Although those car free households make up only 8.7% of the U.S., the split by housing ownership is striking: only 3.3% of owner occupied homes do without at least one vehicle, where fully 19.9% of renters have no cars parked in the proverbial driveway. For some, not owning a vehicle is not a matter of choice -- just the reality of limited resources. Opinion
Jun 25, 2009   By Robert Goodspeed