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Worcester Millennials First Generation To Drive Less Than Their Parents

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Millennials are driving less than previous generations, recent research says, leading the tide of a sharp decline in driving nationwide. According to the Frontier Group, an environmental think tank, between 2001 and 2009 the average annual number of vehicle-miles traveled by 16-to 34-year-olds decreased 23 percent; while the annual number of vehicle-miles traveled by the general population decreased only 6 percent.

“I personally don’t drive much, probably because I don’t own a car, and am not thinking of owning one until I am out of college in a job with steady income,” said Lyor Dotan, 23, a student at Clark University. “Cars are an expense and a responsibility, and for those of us who live on campus it’s not necessarily a priority.”

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