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Big Surprise: People Drive Less In Compact Cities With Good Transit

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From Sprawl Crawl ,By GOOD and Atley Kasky The USA Today headline states the obvious: City's design, transit system can ease gas costs , noting that "a recent study finds that people drive less in compact cities that have extensive transportation systems." And why is a six month old report news today? Gas prices; the more you drive, the more you pay. But what isn't so obvious is what the car is used for; It isn't for the commute to work. Carol Coletta, President of CEOs for Cities, which prepared the report, tells USA Today: "What adds up is all those small trips, which are much shorter and not as necessary. The question is, how do we make the city a place where we don't have to drive as much or as often?"... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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