Gone are the days when newly turned 16-year-old teenagers race to the DMV. Only 20 years ago, 87 percent of 19-year-olds had their licenses, as reported by The Washington Post. Today, that number has dropped to 70 percent, with only half of teens choosing to get their driver’s license by age 18.
Millennials are turning to public transit, bicycles, Uber, Zipcar and ride sharing with friends to get around, instead of traditionally relying on single-vehicle transportation.
With more efficient methods of transportation, the future could hold fewer parking spaces and less traffic, pollution and need for cars in the U.S.