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Gas Price Check
Good schools, exciting nightlife, healthy job market. These are all factors that may go into your decision to move to a new city, but what about rising gas prices? Are they something you should be thinking about as well?
Treehugger writes about a recent report from Common Current which lists 50 U.S. cities, ranked by ability to cope with the $4-a-gallon gasoline. Guesses as to who comes out on top? Well, cities with efficient public transportation, of course! San Francisco, New York and Chicago make the top three, spending less on fossil fuel per person than all other cities. These cities are also more dense than those with urban sprawl; the closer the distance between work and home, the less ground traveled.
The worst cities fall into the Sunbelt area of the country and are those with extensive sprawl and huge populations. It’s no surprise then, that if you move to one of those cities, the gas prices will be felt the most. Had you considered gas prices as something that would affect your desire to move or not? [Treehugger]