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Chart of the Day: US Cities by Tacos and Transit

Here is a chart that arrived via Carter Rubin’s Twitter feed, showing a simple quadrant graph of US cities on the “transit” and “tacos” spectra.

Here is one person’s placement of Minneapolis, ranked according to tacos / transit:


Keep in mind that cities receiving high marks for “tacos” include Los Angeles (#1) and San Diego.

Here are some other highlights:

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What do you think? Personally I think Nate Fuerst’s ranking is pretty close to where I’d put Minneapolis. And he’s right about pho, of course.



Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.