It's Graph Friday! A day I just invented. Let's look at this graph of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by age:
It shows that people under 40 (and also people age 50-54) are driving way less than they did a decade ago. What's going on here? I'd like to say that young people are more environmentally aware and looking for alternatives to driving. But there's also the fact that young people are pretty seriously hit by the recession, maybe we are just less able to afford cars these days. Anyway, it's nice to know that if you're carless, you're becoming less of a crazy minority.