MillennialNightmare t1_j2zo8zm wrote

The increase in criticism of personal car ownership is probably influenced by a couple of things.

One being how many people went out and got cars during the pandemic. While TLC plates make up a ton of cars on the road, the increase in personal car ownership has made parking a nightmare. Combine that with the fact that people have realized they’d rather use streets for literally anything other than personal cars and you get where we are now.

The second is there are just more options now. The subways always been there along with busses, but dedicated street space to bus lanes has likely improved service in some areas allowing people to ditch their cars. Combine that with the fact that there are significantly more bike lanes and a (flawed but fairly widespread) bike share system available and again, people are just realizing cars aren’t as necessary as they once were.