27 May, 2008

What's your Walk Score?

Type your address in here to see how "walkable" your neighborhood is. My current apartment gets a 100 out of 100, but starting June 1st I'm moving down to a 95. I suspect I am lucky to live in such a walkable area. My parents have a 58, which isn't half bad, actually. Their area of La Crosse seems very unwalkable but actually there are many stores only 3-4 city blocks away.

6 comments:

Elliot said...

Oooh we live in a 82. But does it account for quality or only quantity? Because, yes, I live very close to two CVS's, but I also live very close to two CVS's.

spencer said...

I think it's only quantity. For me it counted 7-11 as a grocery store...which is a stretch.

Cassady said...

Right now, my apartment area is a 16. My parents (odd considering their proximity to Spence's) have a 62, and I will soon be moving in to a stunning 92--although I don't think I'll often be shopping at Margaret's Hip Hop Fashions...

Emily said...

my house now: 91

my parent's house: 85

I feel spoiled! And honestly, 91 seems low, but I think that's because I have a self-assigned Bike Score of 100 for my house now. Neat website, though I have to admit my favorite part is the "Web 3.0" approach of going outside and walking around. It's like the post-ironic approach or something...

Katanu said...
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Katanu said...

I believe that walk score is cool, but nowadays more and more people 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 Fizber. It is called DriveScore.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.