Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sense, us

No mention of biking directly in this report on new census data, but seems the patterns and reasons for the recent upswing in DC transit use mirror those that can lead to the choice of a bicycle as well.

[It reflects] the influx of younger residents who refuse to spend long hours in the car. Many of those in their 20s and 30s have chosen to live in vibrant neighborhoods along bus, Metro and rail lines, even if it means sacrificing the suburban amenities of their childhoods.

"They came of age in an environment of urbane media influences, watching 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld,' not 'Leave It to Beaver...' "

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