Saturday, August 11, 2007

walk score

walk score is a site that calculates how your neighbourhood stacks up in terms of proximity to walkable businesses, stores, parks, libraries, cinemas, etc.

living in suburban waterloo, our place scored a low 17

2 comments:

michael lewis said...

My address scored a 78.

Yes, that's seventy-eight.

According to the Walk-Score scale, you live in a neighbourhood which is unwalkable and requires a car.

I found the linked places to walk to quite fascinating. Some locations for specific types have totally neglected some destinations.

But it's nice to know that I scored high.

Dasha said...

I believe that walk score is cool, but nowadays more and more people prefer to drive cars. Homes are often located in an area where some establishments are easier to get to by car than on foot. I've recently found a type of service on drivescore.fizber.com which is called Drive Score. It shows a map of what establishments are in your neighborhood and calculates a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance. It doesn’t mean that drive score is better than walk score – they are equal and both necessary in the modern world!