Wikipedia – Great resource for Smart Growth Neighborhoods?

Human Transit posted an entry today highlighting Wikipedia’s list of “U.S. cities with most households without a car.” Granted, all of the cities’ populations in the list are over 100,000, but it’s still a handy resource for those who might be looking to move to an area that isn’t car dependent. 

The entry’s author examines the possibilities for why each city is listed. The aspects that seem to pop up are age of the city (older cities tend to be less car dependent), poverty levels (higher, relative to the rest of the country), and proximity to big universities (which tends to be the case).

The author poses a question: “How long will it take for a city that lacks age, poverty, or dominant universities to achieve the kind of low car ownership that these 50 demonstrate?”

What do you think?

About Beata Bujalska

Beata Bujalska is the former Campaign Coordinator for Renew Lehigh Valley. She currently lives in Panama, a place that fascinates her due to (among other reasons) its recent development boom.

Posted on January 20, 2010, in Neighborhoods, Public Infrastructure, Transportation, Urbanism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I am sure that the car dependent communities will become less desirable. Especially as the baby boomers age.

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