In an experiment in crowdsourcing, WNYC's Brian Lehrer asked listeners to count the number of SUVs on their block. "We're trying to find out just how much gas-guzzling SUV use there is throughout the New York area, with all the talk of environmental sustainability in the city," Lehrer explains. Results after the jump.

Total number of cars: 4226
Average percentage of SUVs per total vehicles: 30.60%
Neighborhood with highest percentage: Paterson, NJ (East 30th Street and 22nd Avenue), with 100%
Neighborhood with lowest percentage: Kensington, Brooklyn; Mount Kisco, NY, London, with 0%
Average Percentage of SUVs in Manhattan: 28.7%
Average Percentage of SUVs in Brooklyn: 32.3%
Top quartile (75-100%): 1.44%
Second highest (50-75%): 8.12%
Second lowest (25-50%): 54.20%
Lowest percentile (0-25%): 36.23%


While hardly scientific, the response to Lehrer's question does highlight the growing animosity towards large SUVs and their perceived environmental cost. [Via Gothamist]