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The “Worst Cities for Driving” Include a Lot of America’s Best Cities
Posted By Tanya Snyder On June 18, 2014 @ 11:33 am In Cars | 34 Comments
Don’t you just hate going to a really lively city with a pulsing street life? Where there’s a lot going on and people can walk from one place to the next? You might if you’re trying to drive there. And once again , NerdWallet has delivered the windshield perspective on America’s cities.
The pop-finance website’s new ranking  of the worst cities to drive in includes, predictably, some of the country’s best cities to walk, bike, take transit, or otherwise be in.
So, your worst cities? The real hellholes for drivers? They are:
Population density counted heavily against a city in the ranking, because it makes car ownership expensive and the streets more congested — not to mention more chaotic to drive in because you’re “weaving though trolleys, cab drivers, pedestrians and cyclists,” as NerdWallet puts it.
Also factored in to a city’s rank are the cost of gas and insurance (high insurance costs landed Detroit near the top) and hours of motorist delay, measured exactly the same way the Texas Transportation Institute measures it . Oh, and NerdWallet also holds it against a city if it has seasons, with precipitation.
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 once again: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/insurance/2014/03/24/worst-cities-parking-car/
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 City-Data: http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-vs-city/1409519-city-most-downtown-foot-traffic-20.html
 new ranking: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/insurance/2014/06/17/worst-cities-car-drivers/
 the Texas Transportation Institute measures it: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2013/02/05/tti-urban-mobility-report-bungles-congestion-analysis-yet-again/
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