4 February 2011

Decline of car pooling in the USA


A really nice historical and sociological piece on how car pooling was popular in economically hard times but began disappearing with affluence and changes in how and where people lived in the USA.

Most importantly the article raises the question that because of the way we are it is unlikely to become popular again in the US whatever the incentives policy-makers might wish to use.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/us/29carpool.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1