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Access to Public Transportation a Top Criterion for Millennials When Deciding Where to Live – Rockefeller Foundation

A 2014 survey – but it should guide our thinking about mobility in the urban space:  “…Millennials aspire to be less reliant on a car. Almost half (46 percent) of current vehicle owners surveyed agree they would seriously consider giving up their car if they could count on a range of transportation options. Only 27 percent of Millennials in cities with “mature” public transportation systems (including Chicago, New York, San Francisco) say it is very important to have regular access to a car or truck in their city, versus 60 percent of Millennials living in cities with “growing” transit systems (including Charlotte, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul) and 82 percent of Millennials living in cities with “aspiring” public transportation systems (including Indianapolis, Nashville, Tampa-St. Petersburg). Millennials say it is important for their city to offer opportunities to live and work without relying on a car (86 percent agree in mature cities, 82 percent in growing cities, and 77 percent in aspiring cities)….”

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