STPP's "Driven to Spend" Report:
Less than Half the Story

Link to Complete Environment & Climate News Article:
Sprawl & Quality of Life: Response to STPP "Driven to Spend" (010301)

The recent "Driven to Spend" report by the Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) concludes that residents of more sprawling cities spend more on transportation. But like so many anti-suburban studies, "Driven to Spend" tells only part of the story --- and a very small part at that. As this Environment & Climate News article by Wendell Cox shows, The more costly transportation costs in lower density (more sprawling) cities are more than negated by lower housing costs and lower food costs. Moreover, residents in lower density live in larger quarters and spend less time commuting to and from work.

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