Phoenix is the No. 11 greenest city in the U.S., according to a new study from insurance company battleface.
The travel insurance provider reviewed “cities of all sizes and in regions across the nation” to determine the 50 greenest communities in the U.S. It measured cities in five categories: Sustainable transportation options, access to parks and greenspace, carbon emissions, electric vehicle infrastructure and vegan friendliness.
Phoenix rated No. 3 for carbon emissions and No. 15 for greenspace. The city’s ranking in the other three categories were in the 30s, preventing it from an overall top 10 score.
The top 10 cities in the overall rankings are, in order: Washington, D.C.; New York City; Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Boston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago and Denver.
Washington, D.C., was No. 1 for both emissions and public transportation. Albuquerque, N.M., was tops for greenspace. Miami led the way in vegan options. San Francisco was best for electric vehicle infrastructure.