They are just not into you

Hate to break it to you – but cars – hey, they’re just not that into you anymore.

A new report shows that young people aren’t driving as much anymore and are more likely to use transit, bicycles or their feet to get around.

They can attribute part of the reason for this to financial considerations. Cars are expensive to buy, maintain and fuel and young people just don’t have that kind of money anymore.

But there’s more to it than just money. There appears to be a culture shift as well. Having a car just isn’t as big a deal as it once was. Having a big house isn’t either.

In this article in The Atlantic, author Richard Florida says, “For generations of Americans, car ownership was an almost mandatory rite of passage—a symbol of freedom and independence. For more and more young people today, a car is a burden they no longer wish to carry.”

Jan

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