Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Americans, climate change, driving, energy, energy consumption, gas prices, pollution, transportation, USA, vehicle miles traveled, Vmt
After a few years of sweet reversal of the VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) chart, then a few years of bouncing along what looked like a New Normal, things have turned around in a big way. Cheap gas being the primary culprit. Back to our old ways just like that, and making up for lost time.
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Continuation of recent trend suggesting American driving may have peaked.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Colorado, driving, energy, gasoline consumption, Great Recession, transportation, Vmt
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.
Since 2005. But is it headed back up compared to last year?
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: baby boomers, driving, oil consumption, The Least Greatest Generation, transportatioin, Vmt
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.
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Notice anything weird about this VMT chart (other than its unusual downward trend that is)? I never noticed it before..
[Mexico vs. USA en vivo ahora..]
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: california, car culture, FHA, Gloria, Hecox, mode share, National Household Travel Survey, patterns of use, San Diego, transportation, trip distance, vehicle trips, Vmt, Voice of San Diego
Saw this first at http://www.cyclelicio.us
The new definition of 40%.
The 2009 study [National Household Travel Survey] showed 40 percent of trips recorded by more than 300,000 participants were two miles or less.
The statistic incorporated all forms of transportation — cars, bicycles, subways and more, said Doug Hecox, a spokesman for the Federal Highway Administration.
If one simply focuses on car trips, the percentage of short trips increases significantly.
According to the research, 69.1 percent of trips were two miles or less, Hecox said.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 2012, driving in the US, oil consumption, Peak Demand, Vmt