We’ve talked in the past about how important it is for cities to re-engineer for more and better walkable neighborhoods. This is a trend that’s emerged from retirees and millennials demands. Now there’s a new study out once again reinforcing that the young generation really values a lifestyle that is less dependent on the car. And a great accompanying article from Atlantic Cities. From the article:
“They found that 54 percent of Millennials surveyed would consider moving to another city if it had more or better options for getting around, and 66 percent said access to high quality transportation is one of the top three criteria they would weigh when deciding where to live. Nearly half of those who owned a car said they would consider giving it up if they could count on public transportation options. Up to 86 percent said it was important for their city to offer opportunities to live and work without relying on a car.
We’re keeping a close eye on this trend and particularly how Atlanta is preparing for this and which of our neighborhoods will benefit from this.