Of the 30 most populous cities in the United States, Baltimore ranks sixth in carlessness, with 31 percent of households getting around without a car, light truck, or SUV. But to be fair, every city in the top five, ranks pretty high in quality of public transportation. So we’re really in a class by ourselves.
Thirty-one percent is only a 1.9-percent increase in non-car homes since 2007, but it’s part of a nationwide trend. According to Michael Siviak, the study’s author, “We now have fewer light-duty vehicles, we drive each of them less, and we consume less fuel than in the past.”
Siviak doesn’t see this as a fluke. He actually believes the data “suggest that motorization in the U.S. might have reached a peak several years ago.”
Me, I knew cars were ultimately just a fad. Back to horses it is!
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