Philadelphia Is 4th On List Of Cities Where Nobody Wants To Drive

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By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia finds itself on a list of top 10 cities where no one wants to drive.

Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler says the headline is misleading.

“I think the more opportunity you give people to move around without a car, the more liveable your city is.”

Philadelphia checks in at number four — 33-percent of Philadelphians don’t own cars. In New York, number one on the list, the percentage of households without a vehicle is nearly 57-percent.

Folks here in Center City agree that there are viable alternatives to getting in a vehicle, including walking, cycling and public transportation.

“We have some of the best transportation,” one man said. “SEPTA from here to there – it’s all right.”

“I actually don’t have a car,” this resident said. “So, I walk or take public transportation everywhere. We’re not as good as New York, Boston or DC for public transportation, so there’s some work to be done, but as far as walking is concerned, you can get everywhere you want in Philly.”