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Old 10-09-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Has anyone else noticed how LA, despite being on the top 10, still only rates 67 out of 100? Even the top city only rates 86 out of a 100. Nothing rates in the 90s at all? Maybe even America's most walkable cities aren't very walkable in comparison to cities of the rest of the world?
Most of the country drives and the US is not a very dense country when internationally compared. Density usualy means that a place is more walkable, but not always I guess. The top cities on that list stick out in comparison to the rest of the American cities because they're the densest we've got and the densest city, L.A. comes in at only #90 when looking density.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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This is a weird list, I can see NYC, Chicago, Philly , Boston and SF but where are Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Baltimore? These cities are all just as walkable as the top ones mentioned.
Baltimore is #12, Cleveland came in at #14. Here's a link to the top 40. Walkscore City Rankings
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Has anyone else noticed how LA, despite being on the top 10, still only rates 67 out of 100? Even the top city only rates 86 out of a 100. Nothing rates in the 90s at all? Maybe even America's most walkable cities aren't very walkable in comparison to cities of the rest of the world?
If it makes you feel any better, they have rankings by neighborhoods across the U.S. and many of them rated highly. Walkers' Paradises - America's Most Walkable Neighborhoods
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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If it makes you feel any better, they have rankings by neighborhoods across the U.S. and many of them rated highly. Walkers' Paradises - America's Most Walkable Neighborhoods
lol it doesn't bother me - I was just offering an explanation to those who seemed confused that LA was in the top 10 walkable US cities.

But I was pleased when I went to the website and looked up one of the suburbian town's where I lived and it rated 92! And the current city I live in, 91.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Houston
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i'm surprised that Austin, TX didn't make the list. It's a walkable city.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Baltimore is #12, Cleveland came in at #14. Here's a link to the top 40. Walkscore City Rankings
thanks for the link...i wasn't expecting to see Houston on that list.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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i'm surprised that Austin, TX didn't make the list. It's a walkable city.
I've heard that it's walkable by Texas standards, but compared to the rest of the cities on the list it's not very walkable.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Most cities have walkable neighborhoods (that includes LA, Houston, Atlanta and Dallas) The cities at the top of the list just have a higher % that's all. I live near downtown in Houston and I walk almost everywhere I need to go here because everything is available within easy walking distance. The same would be true if i lived in Montrose, Rice Village, Galleria area, River Oaks etc. I will admit that most of the areas outside 610 loop are very car centric though.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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why does every one get mad when L.A. ranks the top in something? Why can't anyone just be happy for Los Angeles?
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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That's a pretty accurate list, but I thought a city like Baltimore would be a little higher.

I can definitely see how SF is above NYC because outside of Brooklyn and Manhattan, it is almost rural...well at least what I consider rural being from LA.

I would think DC would be a little higher and I was surprised at Seattle. LA's position is dead on though. There are some extremely walkable neighborhoods, and then there are ones that make you feel like you live in the mountains of some remote mountain community.
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