Tuesday, July 31, 2007

walk score.


i just found the website walk score which scores your home's walkability. (sorry, that's not a word.) my address scored a 95 out of 100. lucky because i am, in fact, carless. but it also lists nearby grocery stores, coffee shops, schools, parks, etc. and could be a useful tool if your looking to move sans car.

it also lists celebrity locations including bill gates' house at a pitiful 5 out of 100. for shame, bill.

2 comments:

  1. Walk score is a great service. With the help of it you can estimate your present location and see how walk able your neighborhood is. I have tried and my result is just 25. But how often do we walk nowadays? At http://drivescore.fizber.com/ I have found one more service very similar to this one. It is called Drive Score. With the help of it you can see how close establishments are by car. My drive score is 55.

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  2. thank you for the comment and the link. while a lot of people need a car to get around (and prefer it), there are a lot that live without one. i walk to restaurants, the market, and a nearby park and when i can't, take public transportation. i'd say quite a few people still walk.

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