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5 Cities Where You Don't Want a Car

Mass transit, baby—or hoof it
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2017 10:17 AM CST

(Newser) – In some cities, it's a joy to own a set of wheels to cruise around in; in others, you're better off hawking your car on Craigslist and taking the bus, per CBS News. A SmartAsset analysis examined seven driving-related factors (including non-driving options, hours that commuters spend in traffic, and the number of parking garages and repair shops) in America's 100 largest cities to come up with the country's worst cities in which to own a car—and they're pretty much all huddled along the coasts. Here, the worst five:

  1. Newark, NJ
  2. San Francisco
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Oakland, Calif.
  5. Arlington, Va.
Check out other cities on the list here. (Related: the 10 worst US cities for traffic.)

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