It’s Tuesday afternoon. You’ve already eaten lunch, perused Facebook, and checked your email. Five o’clock is on the way, but the three o’clock slump has reared its head. Instead of checking Groupon (again) for a tropical vacation, we have two transit links to keep you in the loop and give you something to talk about over that third cup of coffee:
Transport Politic blog writer and Durham native Yonah Freemark has developed a new Google map showing major planned developments in central Durham. His map also displays potential light rail stations throughout the Durham-Chapel Hill corridor. Zoom in on the future below:
“Road Worrier: NC universities want to help students get around without their cars” – News & Observer
Like I noted in my Atlanta blog post, driving is on the decline with young adults. News & Observer confirms and reports that “where 30 percent of Carolina students drove alone to campus in 1997, that share fell to 18 percent in 2011,” and now “GoPass users from these campuses account for more than 35 percent of all Triangle Transit ridership.” Still, the article notes that new construction has included parking decks and around 50 percent of off-campus students still drive to class, as well as 85 percent of NCSU’s 6,500 faculty and staff.
Think millennials are truly ready to go car-less? Check out the article and sound off in the comments.