Live in D.C. and don’t own a car? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone –a car-free trend is spreading across the region. An annual report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute shows that as of 2012 nearly 40% of D.C. households do not own a vehicle. This 2.4 percent increase from 2007 places the District right behind New York City for the number of car-free households. Some of the likely factors influencing this vehicle-free trend include quality transportation and urban layout and walkability.
Creating communities that promote walkability and access to public transportation is a common thread in EYA neighborhoods and a large part of our vision for Takoma Connected. With a focus on smart-growth, this new community will be a pedestrian friendly and transit-oriented development within easy walking distance to Takoma Metro.
You can read more about the report and see city rankings for car-free households in the Washington Business Journal.