Here’s something that shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone: my generation doesn’t want to drive. That article presents a somewhat cheeky argument about how one way to reduced texting and driving is to eliminate the driving. But the point being made is valid, and rings true to my own (admittedly anecdotal) experience.
The alternative to driving, of course is public transportation, walking and biking. I dream of a day when that’s all I use. But as that article points out, the U.S. lags way behind other parts of the world when it comes to public transit. I think it’s safe to add that the West — including Provo — also lags significantly behind even other parts of our own country.
My point in writing this post, however, is merely to show that the demand for car-oriented cities is falling while the demand for public transit is rising. Everything that I’ve read projects that this trend will continue, so the only real question is if our transit infrastructure — and our willingness to invest in it — can keep up.