Boston among the greenest cities in the country

by Timothy Inklebarger

Boston was ranked the 15th greenest city in the country ­– out of 100 ­– according to a new analysis by the personal finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub analyzed 28 green indicators ranging from air quality to walkability to local jobs in environmental sustainability.

Boston also was recognized in the study as having the fifth lowest percentage of commuters who drive.

The city placed 9th in both the transportation and environment categories, which consider indicators such as commute times, bicycle lanes, density, green space and green-house gas emissions.

Overall, Boston received a total score of 60.73 out of 100; that’s compared to the top-ranking city of San Francisco, with a total score of 72.48.

Source: WalletHub

 

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