Chart of the Day: Millennial Mode Share

Even though I think might want to add a ban on the word ‘millennial’ into its stylesheet, this week an interesting report came out from USPIRG about transportation habits of the generation that is just slightly younger than me (i.e. “millennials”) called “Millennials in Motion.” It comes complete with a bunch of interesting charts like this one…



… which shows different transportation mode usage rates for different generations. Note especially the big spike in transit usage for the under 35 crowd! You can get the whole report here. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.


6 Responses to Chart of the Day: Millennial Mode Share

  1. Matt Steele
    Matt Steele October 16, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    In addition to seeing Car/Truck/Motorcycle as a mode, I’d love to see Car/Truck/Motorcycle Ownership (or even ownership with exclusive use, 1 car to 1 driver) as a category… Even though the ride may fundamentally be the same, there’s a huge difference in how people think about transportation when they are walking to a Car2Go/HourCar, getting picked up for a carpool, borrowing a roommate’s car, sharing a car with a spouse/SO, etc.

  2. Brian Finstad October 16, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Green Equity Renter Millennial Density Transit. Does that about cover all of the current “buzz words?” I’m half tempted to suggest a contest of the most creative use of them all in the same sentence. Oh wait . . . Include “place making” too. Lol

  3. Nick Magrino
    Nick Magrino October 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    God I hate Millennials


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