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1998 Sierra Club Sprawl Report

30 Most Sprawl-Threatened Cities

Twenty Most Sprawl-Threatened Large Cities
(Population 1 Million or More)

Atlanta, GA
St. Louis, MO
Washington, D.C.
Cinncinnati, OH
Kansas City, MO
Denver, CO
Seattle, WA
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10  Chicago, IL
11 - 20 More large cities

Five Most Sprawl-Threatened Medium Cities
(Population: 500,000 - 1 Million)

Orlando, FL
Austin, TX
Las Vegas, NV
West Palm Beach, FL
Akron, OH

Five Most Sprawl-Threatened Small Cities
(Population: 200,000 - 500,00)

McAllen, TX
Raleigh, NC
Pensacola, FL
Daytona Beach, FL
Little Rock, AR

Dishonorable Mentions

Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Phoenix, AZ


Time Wasted in Traffic 1994
1. Riverside/San Bernardino, CA
2. Washington, DC
3 San Francisco/ Oakland, CA
4. Los Angeles, CA
5. Houston, TX

Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled Per Person, 1996
1. Atlanta, GA
2. Dallas, TX
3. St. Louis, MO
4. Kansas City, MO
5. Cincinnati, OH

Population Density Loss 1990 - 1996
1. Kansas City, MO
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Denver, CO
4. Buffalo, NY
5. San Francisco/ Oakland, CA
Open Space Development 1982 -1992
1. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2. Riverside/San Bernardino, CA
3. Atlanta, GA
4. Miami, FL
5. Phoenix, AZ

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