Newsflash: Motoring Declines in Popularity

The relationship between Americans and their cars has changed status. Now it’s ‘complicated,’ according to  a US PIRG review of federal data.  It finds that commuting by car has declined in 99/100 large urban areas; that in 3/4 of those areas we’re driving fewer miles; and in 85% of them we’re more likely than before to commute by some other means than a car. Reflecting a five-year trend, we’re registering fewer cars too: 85% saw a decrease in 2-or-more registrations per household. Read Transportation in Transition for the whole story.