15 August 2007

Walk Score

Went to walkscore.com and entered my address. The resulting score of 43 (out of 100) surprised me. I had no idea I lived in such a walkable area. Of course, most of the restaurants and groceries are not the ones at which I would prefer to shop, and there aren't really sidewalks to get to some of them, and one of the groceries/restaurants (taqueria-type) burned to the ground recently ... but, 43, really? Wow.

4 comments:

Joel said...

So I take it you're not jealous of my 83?

True story.

BMG said...

I wouldn't say that. But I'm still surprised I scored a 43.

John David said...

52 in Spenard, despite a similar lack of sidewalks. The grocery store listed simply does not exist, the library listed is not an actual public library, and the bookstore is Adults Only (that's the name of the store as well as a description.) The "Clothing & Music" store listed is actually an army surplus/junk store. I actually have to walk about a mile to reach my grocery, bookstore, coffeeshop, theater, etc.

Dasha said...

I believe that walk score is cool, but nowadays more and more people prefer to drive cars. Homes are often located in an area where some establishments are easier to get to by car than on foot. I've recently found a type of service on drivescore.fizber.com which is called Drive Score. It shows a map of what establishments are in your neighborhood and calculates a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance. It doesn’t mean that drive score is better than walk score – they are equal and both necessary in the modern world!