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While Americans are not yet giving up their cars, they are increasingly taking up walking, cycling, and public transport as well

Buehler, Ralph (2015) While Americans are not yet giving up their cars, they are increasingly taking up walking, cycling, and public transport as well. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (12 Mar 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The vast majority of trips made by Americans every day are by car, and yet over the past decade, the annual number of miles traveled per person has been declining. Ralph Buehler explains that rather than giving up their cars completely, American’s multimodality is increasing, with increasing numbers walking, cycling, or using public transport as well as driving. Multimodal motorists are generally younger, live in high density neighborhoods, and derive fewer miles. He writes that the trend towards multimodality has been in spite of the generally unsafe conditions faced by pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport passengers, and that policies which aim to improve these conditions are like to increase the share of multimodal drivers.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2015/03/03/the-an...
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 14:20
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61733

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