Friday, July 19, 2013

Lane Miles per Capita to Population Ratio

I forgot to post one.  That is, Lane Miles per Capita to Population Ratio in order to find out which cities might run into the most trouble (perhaps only politically) in order to find the will and capital from the suburbs to support the city.  Theoretically, you might say this is where Detroit is really hurting.  So let's find out who could hurt more when suburbs decide to stick a fork in their host body.  For this data set, the numbers are less important than the curve in which they sit:

Atlanta - 145.80
KC - 65.47
STL - 59.35
Dallas - 52.04
Detroit - 36.29
Houston - 26.13
Seattle - 22.94
Portland - 14.75
Austin - 14.48
Manhattan - 12.64
Paris - 4.44
Stockholm - 3.34
Barcelona - 1.78
Vancouver - 1.20
London - 0.43

Amongst the US cities on this list, there are a couple of constant threads running throughout all of these data mash-ups.

  • Manhattan is always at the bottom, or the top, depending on your perspective.  Predictably.
  • KC is always in a very bad spot.
  • Portland, Austin, and Seattle tend to be in the 2-4 range behind Manhattan, but generally nowhere close to Manhattan statistically and far closer to those cities 5-10 than to Manhattan (except the one list above where Manhattan comes back to the field a bit because of their very low population to all of the NYC metro ratio)
  • Detroit is rarely the worst.  That spells bad news for those cities finding themselves on the wrong side of Detroit in any of the tables let alone all of them (sideways eyes at KC again and to a lesser extent Atlanta, and even lesser extent, Dallas).