Overland Park deemed one of America’s worst cities to live without a car

The website LawnStarter ranked the 150 biggest cities in the U.S. on a variety of metrics, including walkability, average commute times and pedestrian safety. The site even tried to take into account local weather conditions' impact on pedestrians. Ultimately, Overland Park came in 144th. Above, a busy intersection near 95th and Metcalf on a rainy day.

Overland Park is proud of its recognitions.

From “Best Cities to Rent” (WalletHub) to “Best Cities to be a Millennial” (Zippia), hardly a month goes by without an announcement that the city has placed near the top on some quality-of-life measurement. In fact, there’s a whole page on the city’s website devoted to this, and the list is long.