A Whale of a Savings

Clark Williams-Derry has been searching the horizon for the Moby Dick of smart growth statistics, and he's found it in a new study out of UC Irvine.
August 10, 2009, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"University of California researchers David Brownstone and Thomas Golob have looked at the relationship between residential density and driving habits, and concluded that:

Comparing two California households that are similar in all respects except residential density, a lower density of 1,000 housing units per square mile...implies an increase of 1,200 miles driven per year...and 65 more gallons of fuel used per household.

Thar she blows!!"

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Published on Friday, August 7, 2009 in Sightline Daily
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