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Who Cares About Cars?

Richard Florida over at The Atlantic Cities Blog examines the possible paradigm shift that’s taking place concerning Americans and automobiles. For decades it seemed like the coupling was invincible, but the younger set seems less enthralled with the notion of car culture. They’re taking less car trips and making greater use of biking, transit, and their own two feet. Increasingly, car ownership is being seen as more of a burden and less of an assumption; this new attitude is translating into demand for compact, walkable communities. You can see how that might present a problem for metro Atlanta. [The Atlantic Cities Blog]