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Car Ownership

November 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Seattle has achieved unparalleled success in allowing residents the option to choose not to own a car.
The Seattle Times
October 17, 2019, 10am PDT
Clearly, the American love affair with the automobile is far from over, despite lessons from the recession, dire environmental warnings, plummeting traffic safety, or the wishful thinking of tech companies.
Wired
August 22, 2019, 5am PDT
Denmark's capital is a model city in terms of biking, but the reasons that bikes rule go beyond political leadership and robust infrastructure.
City Observatory
May 28, 2019, 6am PDT
A new analysis looks at how income and population density are related to car ownership and some ways that the design of cities can help lessen car dependence.
Slate
February 24, 2019, 5am PST
The city’s original plan to decrease car ownership isn’t quite panning out, even with more alternative transportation options for residents.
The Boston Globe
January 9, 2019, 7am PST
More people are buying cars, even while more people are choosing to go without cars.
CityLab
Blog post
January 8, 2019, 9am PST
Despite the decline in gas prices, cars are still a luxury for many low-income Americans, and low-income zip codes still tend to have low car ownership rates.
Michael Lewyn
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