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Actually there are millennials who ask that...

Posted By: BIO
Date: 7/7/20 02:28

In Response To: Why do you need a car? (Jug)

They live in the up and coming downtown neighborhoods that were formerly industrial distracts, like Portlandia's NW downtown area. New apartments and especially condos, new retail, and a lot of refurb factories that are now mini-malls, breweries/bars, etc. And precious little parking. They get around by Uber, and if they need to travel to the beach, etc., they rent a car. Local trips are by Uber, their own bikes, rent-a-bike/scooter/etc, a local trolley, or simply walking. Work is generally somewhere in their district or the next district over, accessible by those same means.

The problem is, they apply THEIR transportation solutions to everyone else. Just like many vegans inevitably project their shunning of meat and animal products onto everyone else. What works for a dense urban environment does not work for many sprawled urban areas, and especially not for rural areas. The millennial transportation methods simply do not work there. Plus those with land who raise crops or animals will require either a pickup or a vehicle that can pull a trailer. A network of Ubers might be able to service a lot of millennials in a dense core area, because most trips are short. But with long rural trips, the time suck of the trip will reduce the number of people each Uber can service in a day. So even though there might be fewer people, there will have to be enough Ubers to accommodate everyone, particularly on Sundays or kid's sports days, etc. But then the use slacks off from peak periods and the service is not cost effective from excessive idle time. It's just not a workable solution.

Yet because of their myopic view, millennials think they can one-size-fits-all their solution to every problem.

And it's not just cars. It's guns. Hunting. Energy consumption. Etc.

Being ignorant of the lifestyles and needs of rural people and acting against them on that basis is intolerance.

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