I came across this link on Twitter (via @brenttoderian) and had to share it here.
It’s a Canadian study on the hidden costs of suburban sprawl and it reveals the economic stress sprawl puts on all citizens, both those inside and those outside of the city:
While a suburban mortgage may look cheaper, it’s perpetuating a problem for municipalities, businesses, and taxpayers.
The report can be found at thecostofsprawl.com and I’d love to know if there is another study with US-specific statistics. Preferably one with an awesome, user-friendly website like this one?
Can someone send me a link?
One thought on “The Hidden Cost of Sprawl”
Knowing people that work in the trades, sprawl is a disaster in terms of fuel usage and time management, since they have to drive all over creation in order to get to their different jobs/customers. And multiply this if there are additional trips to get equipment/materials or dispose of debris.