Study: Annual Cost of Sprawl in America Adds Up to $4,500 Per Person | Streetsblog USA

Headlines are quick hits from media outlets from Missouri and around the world. Follow the headline link for the full story. The source of this headline says:

A new study confirms what we already know too well: Sprawl is expensive. The New Climate Economy’s latest report attempts to put a figure on it and it’s pretty staggering: more than $1 trillion a year nationwide.

That figure accounts for higher costs to individuals and communities associated with sprawling development patterns, including transportation infrastructure, less efficient city services, increased pollution, greater vehicle expenses, more traffic collisions, and reduced health outcomes.

Image: 

Share this: