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How much do city’s cracked and broken streets cost in additional fuel and maintenance?

Answer: $1,044 per year in San Francisco

Roads rated “poor” by state departments of transportation are harder on vehicles and less efficient to travel over.

According to a report released this month by TRIP (PDF), 74 percent of the roadways in San Francisco are rated “poor.” Also in the top 10 are Los Angeles (73), Concord, Calif. (62); Detroit (56); San Jose, Calif. (53); Cleveland (52); New York City (51); San Diego (51); Grand Rapids, Mich. (51); and Honolulu (51). Each costs drivers between $500 and $1,000 annually. The problem is not expected to be relieved soon, as funding for roadways straggles and the nation’s booming population drives more than ever.