City study specialists Sperling's Best Places
released its study of America’s most difficult cities to navigate. The Top 10 are: 1. Boston, MA 2. Washington, DC 3. San Francisco, CA 4. Baltimore, MD 5. New York, NY-Northeastern NJ 6. Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Beach, FL 7. Los Angeles, CA 8. Seattle-Everett, WA 9. Providence, Pawtucket RI-MA 10. Norfolk-Newport News-Virginia Beach, VASperling evaluated the nation's top metro areas according to criteria including street layouts, overall city design and layout, travel time index, percent of congested roadways, bodies of water, complexity of directions from airports to city center and days of precipitation. Additional Consumer Survey Findings -- When it comes to asking for directions, the age-old gender divide still holds true. 64 percent of women report that they are the oneswho have to stop and ask for directions compared to 41 percent of men. -- 68 percent of Americans agree that getting lost causes tension with other passengers in the car. -- Women (71%) are more likely then men (56%) to feel stressed when they don't know where they are.