3,979 more motor vehicles in SF
|DMV San Francisco: Get in line|
This is a companion piece to yesterday's post on C.W. Nevius. Turns out that according to the DMV there are more motor vehicles than ever registered in San Francisco.
Seems like City Hall's anti-car policy isn't working, mostly because it isn't reality-based, but also because of gentrification. Surprise! People of means own cars.
Compare the 2014 DMV numbers (481,787) to the 2015 numbers (485,766), and we learn that there were 3,979 more motor vehicles registered in the city in the last year.
That's the pattern since 2000 (451,879) when I first began keeping score (I always subtract the number of trailers).
The breakdown: 407,656 cars, 54,768 trucks, and 23,342 motorcycles/motor scooters.
In yesterday's column, Nevius perpetuated a myth: "And look at the Millennials, choosing to live in the city and scorning car ownership."
Actually millennials drive just as much as previous generations---and they shop at Walmart!