Top 10 Oil-Independent Cities
"New Yorkers may complain endlessly about the city's public transportation system, but the network of subways and train lines may be the city's saving grace in the case of an oil crisis.
According to SustainLane, a Web site that promotes sustainable living, New York is the best city prepared for a surge in oil prices, largely because people there are committed to riding over driving.
SustainLane compiled a list of the best cities to live and work should gas prices suddenly spike. The group ranked cities according to their residents' commute practices, which was weighted most heavily, as well as public transportation ridership and city sprawl. Traffic congestion and local food and wireless network access also were taken into account."