The growth of car-free homes, a drop in driver’s licences and increased car-sharing could all be signs of a move away from the automobile

This article titled “End of the road: Uber and millennials help US cities cut car addiction” was written by Matthew Wheeland, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 31st May 2016 11.15 UTC

If all goes according to plan, next year construction will begin on a 30-storey residential tower in Austin, Texas. Nothing new in the daily life of a booming city, except for one thing: the apartment tower will offer no parking spaces to residents.

Whether you gauge it by the growth of car-free homes, a steady drop in drivers’ licences for younger age-groups, or the rise in car-sharing, metropolitan areas across the US have lately made strides in getting residents out of – and rid of – their cars.

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