America’s Love Affair With Driving Takes a Back Seat

America’s Love Affair With Driving Takes a Back Seat

Despite a growing economy, there has been a decrease in the average miles driven due in part to alternate modes of transportation and more opportunities to work and shop remotely.

Key findings

"The share of workers who work from home every day has risen to 5.3% in 2018 from 4.3% in 2010."

Urban planners have been prioritizing active forms of transportation by reducing traffic lanes and parking requirements, and making more room for pedestrians, cyclists and public transportation.

In Phoenix, a city designed around the automobile, proposals to reduce traffic have received mixed reactions, as businesses worry that fewer cars will hurt sales.

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