Seattle Has Reversed a Decades-Long Trend of Rising Car Ownership — And Millennials Are the Reason

In Seattle, for the first time, more than 50 percent of commuters don’t drive alone to work. More importantly — the change is driven not by more people using mass transit, but by an unprecedented number walking or biking to work. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)

​For the first time since at least 1970, the percentage of Seattle households that own a car is declining. Census data show it’s all because of young people, who increasingly are choosing to live carless in the city.

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