On July 2, 2012 Jezebel wrote a great article and here are the highlights:
According to Reuters … people between the ages of 19 and 34, are driving less than any other living generation. A quarter of young Americans don’t have their drivers’ licenses, citing the expense, environmental impact, and general ass-pain it is to be responsible for a car.
The American Public Transportation Association estimates that commuters who utilize public transportation over private vehicles save an average of $9,797 annually. In New York City, commuters without cars save $14,458. In Chicago, it’s $11,494. That’s a lot of cab rides and/or student loan payments.
Young, urban, physically able to get around freely, childless — there’s no reason to add the unnecessary stress of a car to my life.