Chicago ranks seventh nationally for households without a car

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27.9 percent of Chicago households don’t own a car light truck or SUV, according to a forthcoming study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

Chicago ranks seventh among U.S. cities, falling far short of the 56.5 percent of households in New York. Still, it’s a 2.3 percent increase since 2007.

The national average is 9.22 percent, up from 8.7 percent in 2007.

Wall Street Journal

“These trends suggest that motorization in the U.S. might have reached a peak several years ago,” author Michael Sivak writes. “The recent increase in the proportion of households without a vehicle provides additional support for the hypothesis that motorization in the U.S. peaked during the previous decade.”

The full study, Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked? Part 4: Households without a Light-Duty Vehicle, will be published later this month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Data from the American Community Survey was analyzed for the study.

[Wall Street Journal]

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