Friday, July 29, 2016

Which Cities Have the Most/Least Cars Per Household?

If you were to guess, which city would you suspect has the most cars per household? According to Streetsblog USA , Ann Arbor, MI has the most cars per household. Conversely, car ownership is lowest in cities with robust transit systems and high parking prices such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia San Francisco and Washington. These numbers are from a table included in an analysis of car and bike share programs that you can see below (click to view full size). Some interesting data distilled from the table:
  • The average household in Seattle owns more cars than the average household in sprawling Atlanta.
  • Car ownership is higher in Boulder, CO (known for it's bike-friendliness) than in Las Vegas.
  • Portland households typically own more cars than in Miami, and the rate isn’t much lower than in Houston. 

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