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Old 09-10-2019, 10:44 AM
 
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https://atlanta.curbed.com/2019/9/10...idtown-transit

https://www.midtownatl.com/_files/do...inalforweb.pdf

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That’s according to Midtown Alliance’s recent community survey, which asked more than 5,000 people, among other things, how they prefer to move around the city.

Roughly 23 percent of respondents who both live and work in Midtown said they own fewer cars now than in years past.

Those who live but don’t work there experienced a 17 percent drop in car ownership, and those who work but don’t live there saw a 9 percent decline.
Can't say I blame folks for getting rid of their car. As someone living with out a car in Midtown, it is great. And helps the budget too.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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I have read articles that younger folk are making less than the older generation made at the same point in life. I wonder if that has anything to do with a decline in car ownership.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:36 AM
 
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I have read articles that younger folk are making less than the older generation made at the same point in life. I wonder if that has anything to do with a decline in car ownership.
Cars are expensive and become a liability you have to keep up with. Think a lot of folks are finding joy in the freedom of just paying per use of the mode of transportation that works best for each trip, be that a scooter, Uber, train, or just walking.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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I encourage young folks not to drive. The bus is a great option when you are young and limber and more impervious to heat.

Likewise with bikes and scooters. They are ideal for millenials.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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I love you arjay, but the bus is stupid waste of time for anybody, no matter how limber or impervious to heat they are if they place any value at all whatsoever on their time. Maybe some people don't.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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I love you arjay, but the bus is stupid waste of time for anybody, no matter how limber or impervious to heat they are if they place any value at all whatsoever on their time. Maybe some people don't.
Depends on the bus system, if done right, they can be pretty good. The route planning and stigma behind MARTA busses however leave it far from its potential.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:32 PM
 
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I love you arjay, but the bus is stupid waste of time for anybody, no matter how limber or impervious to heat they are if they place any value at all whatsoever on their time. Maybe some people don't.
The quality of bus service varies route to route. I get to where I need to go without issue usually. With all the transit apps out there, tracking and timing buses is pretty easy.
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Old Today, 05:08 AM
 
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https://atlanta.curbed.com/2019/9/10...idtown-transit

https://www.midtownatl.com/_files/do...inalforweb.pdf

Can't say I blame folks for getting rid of their car. As someone living with out a car in Midtown, it is great. And helps the budget too.
Itís great in nice weather when you live close to work. Itís a chore otherwise
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Old Today, 05:46 AM
 
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One thing the survey doesn't do is dig into WHY people are ditching cars.

For example, 44% of the area's residents are over 50 years old. Ditching cars from the household could come from teenage kids going off to college or getting jobs, leaving home and taking their cars with them. It could also come from retirement, with people giving up company cars.

I'd recommend looking at the raw survey. Curbed's idiotic, as usual, reporting fails to do simple math. While 23% of people who live and work in midtown reduced the number of cars owned, 4% increased them. So the NET percentage of households that lost cars is really more like 19%. As for people who work in midtown, there was actually a net INCREASE in car ownership if you bother to factor in the people who added cars.

I don't know why anybody ever cites Curbed. It completely lacks any iota of journalistic integrity. It's a freaking blog. It was founded by a dude who spent his senior year of college writing a book about Phish, cut his teeth at Gawker (which went bankrupt for illegally publishing the Hulk Hogan sex tape) and then got fired from his own company for sexual harassment. Stop listening to anything this rag says.
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Old Today, 08:08 AM
 
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Midtown is one of the few places in Atlanta where you can live a car free lifestyle, just like in New York or Tokyo, as long as you also work in Midtown or somewhere with MARTA access (even the Dunwoody/Perimeter will be good in this case). Long time ago I was looking at buying a high rise condo in Midtown and signing up for Zip Car.
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