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Sprawl Crawl

SPRAWL CRAWL Americans spend many hours in traffic each year, slowly crawling between work and home. And while most commutes are unpleasant, some are far more congested. Why? A new study by CEOS for Cities has found that what creates traffic jams isn't more cars and fewer highways, it's sprawl. This is a look at the 10 metropolitan areas whose citizens spend the most and least extra time in traffic due to sprawl, out of 51 cities studied. 130 140 150 PORTLAND 160 170 180 MILWAUKEE DETROIT NEW YORK O EXTRA HOURS CHICAGO DUE TO SPRAWL SACRAMENTO PHILADELPHIA SAN FRANCISCO KANSAS CITY INDIANAPOLIS ST. LOUIS LOUISVILLE RĪCHNOND 120 EXTRA HOURS RIVERSIDE NASHVILLE DUE TO SPRAWL OKLAHOMA CITY MEMPHIS BIRMINGHAM NEW ORLEANS AUSTIN CITIES THAT SPEND THE HOURS/YEAR EXTRA HOURS CITIES THAT SPEND THE HOURS/YEAR EXTRA HOURS LEAST TIME COMMUTING IN TRAFFIC DUE TO SPRAWL MOST TIME COMMUTING IN TRAFFIC DUE TO SPRAWL CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE-JOLIET 136 DETROIT-WARREN-LIVONIA 179 52 NEW ORLEANS-METAIRIE-KENNER 138 MIAMI INDIANAPOLIS-CARMEL 166 59 SACRAMENTO-ARDEN-ARCADE-ROSEVILLE 161 LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY 165 63 NEW YORK-NORTHERN NEW JERSEY-LONG ISLAND 163 RALEIGH-CARY 161 73 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO-ONTARIO 166 ST. LOUIS 153 73 MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE-POMPANO BEACH 174 MEMPHIS 152 81 PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-BEAVERTON 164 BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER 159 86 SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-FREMONT 182 4 KANSAS CITY 142 87 AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK 166 RICHMOND 147 95 PHILADELPHIA-CAMDEN-WILMINGTON 165 OKLAHOMA CITY 154 98 MILWAUKEE-WAUKESHA-WEST ALLIS 145 11 NASHVILLE-DAVIDSON-MURFREESBORO- 164 120 FRANKLIN A collaboration between GOOD and Atley G. Kasky. SOURCE: Driven Apart by Joe Cortright for CEOS for Cities.

Sprawl Crawl

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This infographic explains what sprawl is and then shows which cities in the U.S have the most traffic because of sprawl. It also lists from one to ten the cities with the least traffic and the cities ...

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