Suburban Baby Boomers hoping to age in place are beginning to put new demands on our transportation system, according to a recent New York Times article. Once they can no longer drive, many older folks find themselves needing in-home services or drivers that can offer more assistance than many taxi or TNC drivers are used to providing. If Baby Boomers begin to sell off suburban homes, the real estate market and transportation planners may need to make adjustments.
The New Majority: Pedaling Toward Equity (League of American Bicyclists and Sierra Club, 2013)
This report features data on demographic ridership, the effect of safe cycling infrastructure on ridership, new immigrant perceptions of bicycling, as well as the economic impact of transportation and health inequity.
A New Direction: Our Changing Relationship with Driving and the Implications for America’s Future (U.S. PIRG and Frontier Group, 2013)
A new report from U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group examines demographic, economic, and social trends that they argue will make the drop in VMT in the U.S. permanent.