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Old 08-15-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Get Your Walk Score - A Walkability Score For Any Address

i found this pretty cool!
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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my neighborhood is "car-dependent" , it got a 29 out of 100


you're right this is pretty cool!!!!
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Wild Wonderful West Virginia
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Well, I live way out in the country. So you wish to walk for exercise it is great. But I would not walk to the store. Our crime rate is 35 with 100 being the US average.
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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My neighborhood in Porland, OR 55 out of 100
My neighborhood in Omaha, NE 63 out of 100
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My mother's home got a 42. It's bicycle-friendly, but not very walkable.
My father's home in McAllen, TX, received a 74.
Fun site. xp
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA
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69 out of 100 = Somewhat walkable.

I was suprised the score was not higher. This is a town where everyone mostly walks or bikes. I guess the effect of crime must be figured into the score.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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I had some fun with this:

My current address in Chicago: 86
My mom's house, Staten Island, NY: 49
College dorm, New York, NY: 91
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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Though I'd take it with a bit of a grain of salt:

Walk Score - Helping homebuyers, renters, and real estate agents find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods.

I think it's generally pretty accurate, but not counting factors like public transit, street layout, topography and crime definitely means it's sort of an estimate. Public transit is especially important for walkability, especially on a large-scale.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:35 PM
 
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74, booyah!
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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My Albuquerque (current) Neighborhood got a: 69
My Durango Neighborhood got a: 54
My old Espanola Neighborhood got a: 45
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