Jobs Are Getting Further From People; That Means More Driving

Posted by Mike Confino, March 30, 2015

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For the first time since the postwar suburban boom started 65 years ago, it appears U.S. residents may be starting to drive less.

Analysts have noted a stagnation in annual vehicle-miles traveled, and a mix of changing behavior patterns and environmental concerns have led to rising use of alternative forms of transportation.

Renewed interest in mass transit and new alternatives to car ownership like car sharing and ride sharing seem to point to decreased use of cars in urban areas.

Yet a new study claims that when Americans do drive to work, they are traveling farther than they used to.

via Jobs Are Getting Further From People; That Means More Driving.