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Walk Score your Neighborhood

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 by No comments yet

Well… this is nifty. Walk Score is a new mashup…

Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.

I take issue with my neighborhood’s meager 55 score, since our family walks and bikes for many of the necessities without much difficulty. Plus some of the underlying data doesn’t jibe with a local’s understanding of things (e.g., calling a gas station/convenience store on the adjacent feeder road our nearest “grocery store”… I don’t know any neighbors who consider that a grocery store). But it’s a cool idea and fun to play with, and I shouldn’t quibble.  I wonder about the source of the data.

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