Are we prepared for an oil crisis?

June 18, 2008 10 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

How does Jacksonville stack up when compared with the 50 largest U.S. cities in a recent study on areas best able to cope with high oil prices?



50 Best and worst-ranked cities to weather an oil crisis

Public transit use, telecommuting, bike and walk rates were most heavily weighted.

Overall rankings (from best to worst - cities best able to cope with increasing fuel prices):

1. San Francisco

2. New York

3. Chicago

4. Washington, DC

5. Seattle

6. Portland, OR

7. Boston

8. Philadelphia

9. Oakland, CA

10. Denver

11. Baltimore

12. Los Angeles

13. Minneapolis, MN

14. New Orleans

15. Atlanta

16. Miami

17. Long Beach, CA

18. Honolulu

19. Sacramento, CA

20. Austin, TX

21. Milwaukee, WI

22. San Diego, CA

23. Tucson, AZ

24. Phoenix, AZ

25. Mesa, AZ

26. Houston, TX

27. Cleveland, OH

28. Dallas, TX

29. Detroit, MI

30. Albuquerque, NM

31. Charlotte, NC

32. Fresno, CA

33. Colorado Springs, CO

34. Las Vegas, NV

35. San Jose, CA

36. El Paso, TX

37. San Antonio, TX

38. Kansas City, MO

39. Omaha, NE

40. Columbus, OH

41. Virginia Beach, VA

42. Forth Worth, TX

43. Nashville, TN

44. Arlington, TX

45. Jacksonville, FL

46. Indianapolis, IN

47. Memphis, TN

48. Louisville, KY

49. Tulsa, OK

50. Oklahoma City, OK

http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/12/news/economy/cities_oil/index.htm