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What Millennials Want: A Multi-Modal City

A recent study finds evidence of an overwhelming desire by Millennials to live multi-modal, car-lite lifestyles. They're even prepared to move to find what they want.
April 24, 2014, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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."

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Published on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Transportation for America
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