Rockefeller and T4A surveyed Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities. They found that 54% would consider moving to cities that had “better options for getting around,” and 66% see access to mobility as one of their top three criteria in deciding where to live. “Young people are the key to advancing innovation and economic competitiveness in our urban areas, and this survey reinforces that cities that don’t invest in effective transportation options stand to lose out in the long run,” said Rockefeller’s Michael Myers.
In the last 12 to 18 months, there’s been a small flurry of research suggesting that the decline in average vehicle miles travelled is a long-term generational shift, not just a response to the economic crash of 2008/2009. This release and others underscore the role of municipalities and urban design in any low-carbon energy scenario. (h/t to Environmental News Bits )