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#1 2013-08-31 15:33:45

MichaelBluejay
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Americans are driving less (for Texans, -12.9% per person since 2000)

A new study by Texas PIRG says that Texans are driving less, which is part of a national trend.  For Texans, it's a 12.9% reduction per person since the peak in 2000.

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/Study-Te … 45181.html

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#2 2014-03-18 12:46:44

Jack
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Re: Americans are driving less (for Texans, -12.9% per person since 2000)

This article examines the decrease in the proportion of young drivers.  Economics?  http://www.newrepublic.com/article/1169 … l-it-stick 

See also:  http://grist.org/cities/what-we-can-lea … aign=daily "Currently, instead of investing in the physical mobility of the poor (which is also linked to their economic mobility), we subsidize driving through perverse policies like free parking on public streets and mandates to provide parking at private homes and businesses. The main beneficiaries of these policies are the middle class and wealthy."

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