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(Bill Novak - April 17, 2014)
Having more parks per capita than any other city in the United States went a long way to getting Madison named the greenest city in America by a financial website.
NerdWallet.com put Madison at the top of the list of greenest cities, by analyzing environmental quality and green transportation in the 95 largest cities in the country.
Environmental quality considered the air quality and number of parks per capita, while green transportation took in the percentage of the local populace who walk, bike, carpool or bus to work or work from home, and the amount of excess fuel burned by commuters who have to sit in traffic.
"The city (Madison) is literally 'green,' with the 12.7 parks per 10,000 residents the highest mark of all cities in the country," NerdWallet.com said in a news release.
Other cities in the top 10 were Anchorage, Alaska, Corpus Christi, Texas, Rochester, N.Y., Greensboro, N.C., Buffalo, N.Y., Cincinnati, St. Paul, Minn., New Orleans and Minneapolis.
NerdWallet.com said it conducted the analysis to shed some light on the places in the U.S. with the highest levels of green living.
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