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Old 05-20-2009, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Cerqueira César-São Paulo
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Default Metro Areas Ranked by Vehicles Per 1,000 Residents

According to the Census Bureau

Combined Statistical Areas( Miami, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio and Portland are by MSA cause they arent part of a CSA)

Vehicles Per 1,000 Residents, 2007
Greensboro 758
Seattle 743
Nashville 733
Kansas City 726
Indianapolis 721
Charlotte 719
Minneapolis 719
Denver 717
Raleigh 708
St Louis 698
Sacramento 697
Cincinnati 692
Portland 692
Pittsburgh 683
Cleveland 679
Orlando 673
Detroit 668
Milwaukee 664
San Diego 663
Salt Lake City 661
San Francisco 658
Washington 657
Atlanta 654
Boston 634
Las Vegas 627
Dallas 625
Phoenix 609
Philadelphia 604
San Antonio 601
Miami 599
Los Angeles 595
Chicago 591
Houston 590
New York 472

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Old 05-20-2009, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Cerqueira César-São Paulo
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Total Number of Vehicles
Los Angeles 10,519,330
New York 10,368,377
Chicago 5,727,489
Washington 5,384,499
San Francisco 4,745,050
Boston 4,735,335
Dallas 3,958,538
Philadelphia 3,847,251
Detroit 3,629,645
Atlanta 3,576,840
Houston 3,300,859
Miami 3,242,642
Seattle 2,959,761
Minneapolis 2,519,903
Phoenix 2,459,834
Denver 2,105,581
St Louis 1,992,789
Cleveland 1,977,424
San Diego 1,959,181
Orlando 1,773,693
Pittsburgh 1,679,171
Sacramento 1,651,408
Charlotte 1,582,968
Cincinnati 1,495,319
Portland 1,477,754
Kansas City 1,475,634
Indianapolis 1,434,276
Columbus 1,387,931
San Antonio 1,164,721
Nashville 1,147,922
Greensboro 1,146,321
Milwaukee 1,152,311
Las Vegas 1,140,773
Raleigh 1,117,648
Salt Lake City 1,089,244

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Old 05-20-2009, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Stumptown
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Crazy... Where did you get these stats?
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Very interesting list with some surprising figures. Several cities that are deemed examples of auto-oriented sprawl having less or similar vehicles per capita as denser more transit oriented cities.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: a bar
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Total Number of Vehicles

Boston 4,735,335
Total Number of Parking Spaces

Boston 1,172
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Very interesting list with some surprising figures. Several cities that are deemed examples of auto-oriented sprawl having less or similar vehicles per capita as denser more transit oriented cities.
likely a result of wealth and economics of the inhabitants of those metropolitan areas more than a result of how auto-oriented the area is.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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It really surprises me where Houston is at.

If they have such few cars there then why is the traffic so bad?

Can someone out there from Houston explain?

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It really surprises me where Houston is at.

If the have such few cars there then why is the traffic so bad?

Can someone out there from Houston explain?
People underestimate the amount of people that walk in Houston. Everyone on here seems to judge a city by it's downtown, but if you travel around the city you see lots of people out and about.

For Example:
-Chinatown: Lots of people bike riding and walking
-The Wards - Mainly Prostitutes and crackheads. You see lots of kids waking to the parks and from school as well
-Midtown - People walking, also with Metro running right through it.

Houston might have crappy sidewalks, but they are there. That's one thing that Texas has over other sunbelt cities, is that it includes lots of trails and sidewalks.

However, 3.3 million cars is still alot of cars for a metro area of about 5.6 million. Also the fact that our main CBDs are located right in the core of Houston. Lots of construction going on, wrecks,etc
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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People underestimate the amount of people that walk in Houston. However, 3.3 million cars is still alot of cars for a metro area of about 5.6 million.
I would also hazard a guess than the number of miles driven per car is higher than average.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Well the cities with the highest number of vehicles also have the highest number of people. What's more interesting is the number of cars per 1000 people list. Note how low Los Angeles is on the list. I wonder if that has to do with poverty and more people who can't afford a car along with more recent immigrants who also can't afford a car.
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