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Americans abandoning cars in droves by ajkandy
July 6, 2008, 10:57 am
Filed under: griffintown

Furthering the idea that there is no future in a car-oriented shopping development, check out this amazing post from my friend Payton Chung, who works for the CNU down in Chicago. Americans are discovering that their SUVs are now worth less than 40% of what they paid for them a year ago, travel on foot or bike is changing the patterns of social interaction (deeper, more meaningful conversations; storytelling), and, if you were to describe the trajectory of exurban development as a parabola, we are at its peak and now coming back to earth, as it were.

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Excellent post. The craziest thing about this whole situation is we could have solved it 30 years ago, but nooooooo, people had to have their comfort. The Japanese took over the American car market with vehicles that were getting increasingly good MPG ratios. Somehow that whole movement morphed into some bizarre scene where SUV’s could be popular and the best cars on the market today get less MPG’s than their 1970’s ancestors. Go figure.

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