The Cost of Sprawl

How Much Does Sprawl Cost American Commuters?

This article from City Lab discusses a new report that identifies the cost of sprawl to American commuters-- about $1,400 per person annually.

Combining the the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S., he found, commuters pay more than $107 billion annually, which is about $1,400 per commuter, on average. Those are the dollar costs of the number of additional hours Americans spend traveling to and from work due to sprawling land-use patterns—which, by their methodology, ends up being around 3.9 billion extra hours total, or 50 hours per worker, per year.
— Laura Bliss, City Lab