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Ketchikan Rated #2 in Small Cities for Green Transportation


May 25, 2016
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Survey results collected from the U.S. Census over a five-year period have given a glimpse into which cities' residents are taking an eco-friendly approach to their daily commutes. dug into this data and ranked which areas have the highest percentage of green-minded commuters in the U.S.

Ketchikan was ranked among the top 10 Small Cities in the nation where commuters are using green transportation – carpooling, biking, walking and using public transportation – the most. According to, when commuters use these green methods of transportation they can help save money, reduce overall dependence on fuel and improve air quality.

Ketchikan is rated No. 2 most walkable small city, with approximately 11 percent of people walking to get around town. Residents also do a great deal of carpooling, with almost 18 percent sharing rides according to

Cities were ranked by population groups in three categories: Top 10 Large Cities, Top 10 Medium Cities and Top 10 Small Cities. To view the list of cities making the list, click here.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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