Sunday, May 26, 2013

Growing number of Americans, who go carless

Growing number of Americans, who go carless
Cyclists ride along market street earlier this month in San Francisco, where the number of cyclists has 71 percent between 2006 and 2011. This seems to be a nationwide trend as almost 10 percent of American households are carless.

Whether by choice or financial need, the number of American households without a car, doubled in the last two decades - and now approaching 10 percent.

The effects of this could be significant, especially when it comes, alternative forms of transportation like car-sharing and mass transit, according to a survey by CNW marketing.

"While the recession in large part was responsible for the latest growth spurt, the trend was already clear," says CNWs research boss art Spinella. "A growing number of Americans felt they do not need or want an own car."

CNW reportedly amounted to a modest 5.7 percent in 1991 the number of US households without a car. That figure has remained relatively stable until the early of 2000s. However, in early 2007 have been slowly increasing since then with a "rapid rise". The total number of carless households affected in the past year 9.3 percent.

The new study is in line with a separate study last week published by the U.S. public research interest group, or PIRG, which explains that "The driving boom is over." Noted that a decline in the average household fleet, for one thing, and found that the wait thousand years motorists longer until a driver's license than previous generations both clock of less miles are on the move.

But, CNWs research revealed that it is restricted to no phenomenon on Millennials. The trend of Spinella says, is especially noticeable in the "youngest and oldest Americans."

Where it resurgence urbanization among US adolescents, he points out, moved to a growing number of older people, age settlement age apartment where is own car not more requirement for services, for example always. This is a particularly remarkable transformation for older baby boomers, a generation, America's defined car culture "on the road".

Without a sudden reversal, the trend line suggests that the number of carless households could reach 10 percent this year or shortly thereafter. The question is whether the trend continues indefinitely. The recession was one factor that mean economic recovery could add wheels some carless households to force. But various studies suggest that there are other factors at work, and that there was never a return to the free-wheeling 1990s.

The effect is noticeable in various ways.

While the new U.S. auto market recovers after the worst downturn since the great depression, few demand expected during the last recovery to reach more than 17 million peak.

As well as increasing the number of carless households, CNW predictions the automotive industry may be forced to more vehicles in fleets, move, whether commercial, Government, or the fast-growing list of CarSharing service.

"While full implications of this trend are still away, we includes the formation of a future that, increased use of public transportation and decreasing status have a new vehicle more CarSharing-years can see", says Spinella. "Again, this is still years away perhaps – a decade - but the shift is clearly foot cover."

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