Census Data Show 88% of New San Francisco Households Are Car-Free
Of the 11,139 households that formed in San Francisco between 2000 and 2012, 88% were car-free, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by transportation planner Michael Rhodes.
“The stats show that the city’s average car ownership rate is declining, even as the population is growing,” Bialick writes. “One net result of this shift is that the proportion of San Francisco households who own zero cars increased from 28.6% in 2000 to 31.4% in 2012, the fifth-highest rate among large American cities.”
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Expanded bike lanes, car-sharing, better taxi service, ride-sharing apps, and increased transit ridership have all contributed to the trend. (h/t to The Energy Mix subscriber Ralph Torrie for pointing us to this story)