July 25, 2007

What's YOUR Walk Score?

Brian Hall clued me in on an interesting "walkable" resource the other day called Walk Score. In addition to interactive mapping that provides a "walk score" from 0 to 100 based on an address, the website only has four sections that provide content. Those are: Why Walking Matters, Walkable Neighborhoods, How It Works, How It Doesn't Work.

The most important thing about Walk Score is that visitors to the website can calculate the walkability of their neighborhood by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Unfortunately, there are a few factors that contribute to walkability that are not part of Walk Score's algorithm (something that's admitted on their website): street width, block length, freeways, public transit, safety, aesthetics, and pedestrian-friendly design. Overall, though, Walk Score does a GREAT job of evaluating the walkability of an area.

So ... what's your walk score? The score for my address is 46 out of 100 -- slightly below average, I guess. To find yours, visit Walk Score, enter your address information, and then leave your score in the comments section below.



Blogger Brian said...

Ha ha! My neighborhood scored an 8/100! Nice.

July 26, 2007 4:09 PM  
Blogger Randall said...

Wow, mine scored a whopping 14! Way to go Oklahoma!

September 13, 2007 1:19 PM  
Blogger Mousee said...

My walk score is 22… I was rather upset with it. And I was surprised to know that there is another score called drive score to evaluate my house. I found the way to calculate it online at Fizber site (http://drivescore.fizber.com/). I’ve got much better results – 44.

December 18, 2007 11:06 AM  

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