There are plenty of negative stereotype for Generation Y to deal with. From laziness to entitlement, Millennials get a pretty bad rap. And now news reports day that we’re not even ambitious enough to get behind the wheel of a car. According to Reuters, Millennials just are “not driven to drive.” I see what you did there guys, very nice.
But could it be that Gen Y isn’t quick to hop behind the wheel because we’re too busy biking to work? Or maybe we realize the environmental benefits of using the subway? The way I see it, there’s nothing wrong with a little less driving. Here’s why. More
If the TSA’s new body imaging x-ray machines and pat-downs make you uncomfortable, you can now feel completely unsafe on long-distance transportation, thanks to Amtrak’s new lift on its gun ban. Starting on December 15, passengers will be able to transport unloaded guns in their checked luggage on Amtrak trains for the first time since bans put in place after September 11th terrorist attacks, along with up to 11 pounds of ammunition. More
Ever wonder what causes the inevitable rush hour traffic jam? Surprisingly, it’s not the mass amount of cars or crummy roads. Scientists have discovered the reason for congestion is sprawl. Check out this infographic to see how sprawl affects the commute in metropolitan areas across the country. More
A new iPhone app is making traveling in a city more eco-friendly. But also a little creepier. Weeels matches people trying to hail taxis in New York City. I don’t know if you’ve been to New York, but there is no chance that I really want to be stuck in a cab with some random person.
Driving, like most sedentary activities, doesn’t do your waistline any favors. This infographic from GOOD shows a map of the U.S., with the obesity rates and most popular modes of transportation for each state. Not surprisingly, those states where populations … More
If you weren’t motivated to get on two wheels for national Bike to Work Week, watch this video on “The Portland Effect” to find out why biking is better for you and the environment:
A pretty bike lane photo Blisstree found on Flickr: