"Per-capita vehicle miles of travel dropped again in 2013, making it the ninth consecutive year of decline…This recent downward shift has had no clear, lasting connection to economic trends or gas prices. Evidence suggests that the decline is likely due to changing demographics, saturated highways, and a rising preference for compact, mixed-use neighborhoods."
— Per capita VMT drops for ninth straight year; DOTs taking notice | SSTI.us, 2/24/2014
"In most of the world’s densely packed urban areas, you can pick up fresh produce at a stall on the way home from work, or buy bread, meat, and staples at the corner shop across the street. But in sprawling metro Atlanta, where the model is mega markets surrounded by mega parking lots, very few of us have the option of a quick dash to the store."
— Stranded in Atlanta’s Food Deserts : In a region that prides itself on celebrity chefs and lush farmers markets, half a million people live without access to something as basic as a grocery store | Rebecca Burns, Atlanta Magazine, 3/03/2014