Car Ownership

November 13, 2018, 9am PST
Driving is often marketed as fun and liberating, but millennials aren’t buying it.
Chicago Tribune
October 23, 2018, 11am PDT
The de Blasio administration says they're committed to the Vision Zero goal of shrinking car ownership, but they don't seem to be doing much to slow its growth.
StreetsBlog NYC
April 11, 2018, 10am PDT
Increasing car ownership and shifting demographics means planners need to rethink the car-centric equation, according to this article.
Governing
December 8, 2017, 7am PST
Several cities located in the Northeast, especially in the New York region, saw a significant increase in the number of car-free households.
Governing
June 29, 2017, 5am PDT
The Wall Street Journal sees the end for car ownership, it's been predicted before, but they see moves from the industry and predictions from consultants as proof that this time it's for real.
The Wall Street Journal
May 13, 2017, 7am PDT
The young and the recently arrived in Seattle are less and less likely to own a car, according to new Seattle Times analysis of Census data.
The Seattle Times
August 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
Car registration statistics from Multnomah County show passenger vehicle ownership is less popular among its growing number of residents. The residents forgoing cars have done themselves a favor in more ways than one.
Bike Portland
July 31, 2016, 9am PDT
Although most people could probably guess the cities where residents own the fewest cars per household, it's surprising to find that Seattle residents own more cars than Atlanta residents.
Streetsblog USA
October 8, 2015, 8am PDT
Car ownership is far from "a thing of the past," as Uber's CEO plans on making it, but a new survey shows that a substantial number of people who have tried transportation network companies are forgoing the purchase of a car.
Los Angeles Times - Technology Now
November 21, 2014, 8am PST
A new study from KPMG predicts that the U.S. will go from a majority multi-car household to one where only 43% of households have more than one motor vehicle by 2040, and rideshare and car-share, along with demographic changes, will play key roles.
CNBC
October 15, 2014, 11am PDT
Millennials are less likely to get driver's licenses, they tend to take fewer, shorter car trips, and they use alternative modes of transportation more than their predecessors. The question for the ages is why.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
September 3, 2014, 6am PDT
Kyle Hill compares the cost of exclusively riding Uber to owning a car in the car-centric city of Los Angeles.
TechCrunch
July 17, 2014, 2pm PDT
Since Portland began subsidizing accessory dwelling units (ADU) by waiving development fees, construction of ADUs have increased to a pace of more than 100 a year. A new study finds additional benefits in the low impact of ADUs on neighborhoods.
Bike Portland
February 11, 2014, 1pm PST
The USA Today takes a closer look at data from the recent “Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked?” report by Michael Sivak for the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
USA Today
January 24, 2014, 6am PST
Recent trends in declining car ownership, along with the Millennial generation’s widely-reported abhorrence for driving, have some wondering if the era of car dominance is over. But what if the decline just comes down to trouble paying the bills?
The Globe and Mail
January 22, 2014, 6am PST
After peaking in 2007, new research shows that the rate of vehicle ownership in the U.S. took a dive over the next five years. Researchers argue the growth in car-free households suggests the country has surpassed peak motorization.
DC.Streetsblog
December 14, 2013, 11am PST
Think you’re not paying for parking because you opted out of renting a space in your apartment complex’s garage? Think again.
The Atlantic Cities
August 21, 2013, 1pm PDT
Noah Nelson explores the generational shift in the idea of ownership as Millennials ditch the traditional big ticket and consumer items - seemingly anything but a smartphone and food - for shared experiences.
NPR
June 13, 2013, 8am PDT
The research wing of the non-profit think tank Future Cape Town has produced an infographic that provides valuable insight into the mobility patterns found in some of Africa's largest cities. Less sustainable options are growing, raising concerns.
Future Cape Town
August 16, 2012, 11am PDT
The love affair between Americans and their cars is a well known trope. But according to a new paper from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on worldwide car usage, America's car ownership rate is among the lowest in the developed world.
The Atlantic