peak driving

Back to the future: crowded freeways and tight budgets lead some to call for a return to policies from 1984

By Bill Holloway With the Los Angeles area already infamous for its gridlocked freeways, and thousands of people heading to the city for the 1984 Olympics, local and state officials scrambled to devise a way to accommodate the visitors, journalists, and athletes who would be traveling between

Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked? Part 2: Use of Light-Duty Vehicles (Michael Sivak, 2013)

This study is an examination of trends from 1984-2011 in distances driven by light-duty vehicles in the U.S. This is in contrast to several other recent studies that analyzed distances driven by all vehicles including medium and heavy trucks, buses, and motorcycles). The report presents trends