Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


More Peak Driving

Continuation of recent trend suggesting American driving may have peaked.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/travel_monitoring/14martvt/figure1.cfm

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miles driven in Colorado

Just like everywhere else…

DENVER – A new report from the Colorado Public Interest Research Foundations shows Coloradans have cut their per-person driving miles by 11.4 percent since 2005.

via Report: Double-digit drop in driving in Colorado | 9news.com.

Since 2005. But is it headed back up compared to last year?



Young whippersnappers just not that into driving these days

Meanwhile, The Least Greatest Generation drives more.

Indeed, young people don’t seem that interested in driving. Just 79 percent of people between 20 and 24 had a driver’s license in 2011, compared with 92 percent in 1983, according to the Michigan study.

Conversely, the oldest boomers are trooping down to the Department of Motor Vehicles in growing numbers to remain licensed to drive. Almost 93 percent of those age 60 to 64 had a driver’s license in 2011, up from 84 percent in 1983.

via Boomers Replace Their Children as No. 1 Market for Autos – Bloomberg.



VMT versus Brent
November 13, 2012, 23:48
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Operating Costs of Automobiles

via http://www.automotive-fleet.com/Statistics/Default.aspx?prestitial=1


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Study shows fewer young Americans bothering to get driver’s license
January 1, 2012, 21:20
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Thought update: Decline in teen driving could very well be the big reason behind the decline in road fatalities in the US, which has gone begging for a proper explanation. As the average US driver ages, the driving population also becomes much safer — just like the cycling population. (Very old drivers are probably more likely than teen drivers to crash, however.)

http://ur.umich.edu/1112/Dec05_11/2933-fewer-young-but

But there are more fogies on the roads.




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