Americans Are Just Staying Home More - Bloomberg View
In short, Americans appear to have become less mobile. That’s got to be partly because we’re getting older. Those 55 and older drive a lot fewer miles than younger folks; presumably the same applies to other modes of transportation.
What else could it be? One gloomy explanation is that we’re stuck in a long economic malaise in which we have fewer places to go to and less money to get us there. A more intriguing possibility is that as more economic activity goes virtual, we don’t need to get around as much anymore.