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is your hood walker-friendly ?

Posted on 2007.07.17 at 21:23
How walkable is your neighbourhood?
Find out now!

I live in a 57 score area, and I'm carless. Imagine that.

* 90 - 100 = Walkers' Paradise: Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car.
* 70 - 90 = Very Walkable: It's possible to get by without owning a car.
* 50 - 70 = Some Walkable Locations: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a car.
* 25 - 50 = Not Walkable: Only a few destinations are within easy walking range. For most errands, driving is a must.
* 0 - 25 = Driving Only: Virtually no neighborhood destinations within walking range. You can walk from your house to your car!


_r_e_q_u_i_e_m_ at 2007-07-18 01:59 (UTC) (Permanent link)
that score-er left out a whack of day cares, restos and fruiteries in my hood....
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2007-07-18 10:40 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Did you expand the results?
Not that that always helps though. The Devs completely missed Ye Olde Orchard pub. Horror!!
... in a handbasket
inahandbasket at 2007-07-18 02:08 (UTC) (Permanent link)
91 here. heh
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2007-07-18 10:42 (UTC) (Permanent link)
You're in Boston, right?
I think I'll have to visit because a walking town is my kind of town.
furthermore at 2007-07-18 02:20 (UTC) (Permanent link)
My town got a 75, but it's total bullshit. It marked this Christian store that happens to sell bibles as a BOOK STORE, a bar and a daycare that closed years ago, and an old building with folding chairs that shows year old movies for a buck once a week as a movie theater.
furthermore at 2007-07-18 02:22 (UTC) (Permanent link)
annnd I just expanded it to get more info and more than half of the stuff doesn't even exist anymore or isn't even in my town. wtf.
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2007-07-18 10:38 (UTC) (Permanent link)
My results were missing a bunch of key bars and restos as well. hmm.. Seems like the devs have got a few glitchies to work out yet. Or maybe they need a better source of information..
ganatronic at 2007-07-18 09:25 (UTC) (Permanent link)
But it's not a very comprehensive analysis, I don't think.
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2007-07-18 10:33 (UTC) (Permanent link)
You're right, it's not. But it's pretty good for a web app, I thought, and it it does address the idea of carless living so I turned a blindish eye to its shortcomings. :)

jumpcut at 2007-07-18 12:57 (UTC) (Permanent link)
I got 80.
It actually came up with a few things I didn't know about. Though I don't know if I can trust it since it listed the Philadelphia Folk Song Society under the "Movie Theaters" category. haha
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