This entertaining little bit (H/T WND) suggests that by 2030, most Americans will no longer own a vehicle, and in the illustration they are suggesting that among the neutral factors are availability, comfort, and performance.
As if it makes no difference that my own vehicle is sitting in my own driveway, and I get to decide how clean it is, and what type of vehicle it is. It appears that these advocates of public transit, ride sharing, and autonomous vehicles have never ridden the bus or otherwise experienced "the tragedy of the commons."
Digging deeper, they are claiming that speed of travel, convenience, and safety are factors militating against AVs and transit....again, you've got to assume that they've never imagined their own vehicle sitting in front of their own home, and also (again) that they've never taken the city bus.
Transit, AVs, and the like have their place, but out of touch "studies" like this really don't do their cause any favors among people who have ridden the bus.
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