What Affects Millennials’ Mobility? PART I: Investigating the Environmental Concerns, Lifestyles, Mobility-Related Attitudes and Adoption of Technology of Young Adults in California

Principal Investigator: Giovanni Circella | University of California, Davis
Co-Principal Investigator(s): Lew Fulton | University of California, Davis; Patricia L. Mokhtarian | Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Team: Farzad Alemi, Rosaria M. Berliner, Kate Tiedeman, and Susan Handy | University of California, Davis

Millennials are increasingly reported to behave, and travel, differently from previous generations at the same stage in life: They postpone the time they obtain a driver’s license, often live in urban locations and do not own a car, drive less if they own one, and use alternative travel modes more often. However, the reasons behind these trends, and their long-term impacts on the future growth of Californian cities, are still unclear. This study investigates these questions through the analysis of a comprehensive dataset collected in fall 2015, as part of a panel study of millennials’ lifestyles, travel behavior and adoption of new technologies.

Status: Completed
Funding: $92,070.27
Sponsors: California Department of Transportation

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