Declining Automobility: What are the Trends and What Do They Mean for Local Development

14 dicembre 2015
14 dicembre 2015
Doctoral School of Social Sciences
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9 AM
: Laboratory 4, School of Social Sciences

Fulbright Distinguished Chair 2015-16 | Institute for Transport Studies | University of Leeds
Associate Professor | Department of City & Regional Planning | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Today’s young adults – the millennials – drive less than previous generations and these declines have been documented in the UK, US, and Europe. Using data on time use and travel of Americans, I will:

  • highlight how travel has changed across generations,
  • explain the causes of the decline, and
  • consider  the evolution of these trends.

The seminar will conclude with a conversation on the local development impacts of sustained shifts in the travel of young adults.