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  • So here's a question why don't most New Yorkers own a car?

  • I have a Moped, its fun. I just ride a bike. I ride this!!

  • So Sam why don't you own a car? -Because I live in New York!

  • So in this video we are gonna find out why the majority of most New Yorkers do not own a car.

  • Let's start with the facts.

  • New York is crowded there are 27,000 people per square mile in New York City making it one of the most densely populated cities on earth.

  • For perspective about one in every 38 people living in the United States lives in New York.

  • With that said driving in the city it can be stressful and you can't get any work done driving a car.

  • In a place like New York time is money.

  • Nationally 86% drive to work compared with only 28% of New Yorkers that drives work.

  • Cars are expensive to own in the city.

  • Insurance costs are through the roof. Are there even gas stations in Manhattan?

  • How many gas stations are in Manhattan? 50.

  • This is one of the 50 gas stations in Manhattan.

  • I'm not quite sure the national average price of gas because I haven't had a car in over ten years but it's a pretty safe bet that this is probably far more than the price that you're paying wherever you're watching this from.

  • So now your car is all fueled up.

  • The next question where do you park it.

  • Long-term parking in the city is some of the most expensive in the world.

  • While on the other hand that street parking is the pain in the ass with changing rules tickets they're inevitable most likely your car will get ruined.

  • Unless your parking your sports car on a rooftop overlooking Midtown.

  • Kidding this this isn't my car. So what do you do instead it?

  • There's plenty of ways to get around this great city that don't require you to own a car.

  • So the first is obviously a taxi they are everywhere but during morning rush hour even in New York City Taxi can be hard to come by.

  • You're better off just walking. About 10% of New Yorkers walk to work.

  • If you're lucky enough to live in walking distance to your office nothing beats leaving your apartment and hitting the pavement.

  • Just because you're walking it doesn't mean you're immune to the traffic.

  • With over 300,000 pedestrians passing through Times Square daily.

  • You're definitely going to get up and close with a few strangers on your commute to work. Hello!

  • The subway is by far the most popular choice when it comes to getting around New York.

  • With 55% of all commuters in the city using public transportation.

  • The New York subway system it may be old but it's one of the most reliable in the entire world with over 840 miles of subway tracks.

  • Now in my opinion of biking is the fastest way to get around the city but only one percent of New Yorkers commute via bike and there's a few reasons for that low number.

  • The city isn't exactly biker friendly there are bike lanes but they are usually more dangerous than the actual road.

  • For a bit of a more in-depth look at why bike lanes aren't necessarily the safest.

  • Go check out Casey Neistat viral video titled bike lanes.

  • I think that was made in 2012 but so now six years later and the bike lane problem well it really hasn't changed much.

  • Another way to get around the city is by using rideshare apps like uber lyft and a new one called Juno which in my opinion are the most convenient and stress-free ways to get around the city.

  • You just walked out of that Broadway show or you're in a crowded area like Times Square it can be difficult for your driver to find you.

  • Some of these apps have features where you can have your phone light up a certain color and the driver is notified to what color you have so you're easy to spot in a crowd.

  • The only real drawback to rideshare apps is the price surge.

  • During rush hour the surge can sometimes be triple the actual cost of the ride.

  • Living in New York City can be challenging it can be stressful and of course expensive but for every problem there's always a solution.

  • I hope you enjoyed the video make sure to subscribe for more high-quality New York City content and with that I will see you in the next one.

So here's a question why don't most New Yorkers own a car?

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