Half Of U.S. Driving Less, Taking Fewer In-town Trips
In what that may be a boon to e-commerce, and bad news for brick-and-mortar retailers, half of American drivers report driving less than usual and taking fewer trips within town, according to new research from the Harris Poll.
About 29 percent of drivers said they have made no change to their driving habits, according to a press release.
Harris Poll surveyed nearly 2,200 adult U.S. car owners in September, asking about their driving habits.
About 18 percent said they walked more than usual, while 11 percent reported using more public transportation. Another 8 percent said they bicycled more than usual.
The survey also asked whether the “Cash for Clunkers” program had any effect on them.
About 8 percent of those surveyed said they bought a new car during the Cash for Clunkers program.
Energy Manager News
- BMW Tests Fuel-Cell Car
- Researchers Develop Cell that Can Store Solar at Night
- Energy Efficiency Program Saves Texas College $4.4M
- White Efficiency Poses Challenge for Solid-State Lighting
- Senators National Energy Policy Vision Leads to a Hopeful Future
- Google Builds Data Center on Site of Old Coal Plant
- EPA Honors 3 Facilities for Combined Heat and Power
- Cheese Factory Installs Anaerobic Digestion