Tuesday, October 09, 2007

How walkable is your neighborhood?


A cool new site rates the walkability of your 'hood, based on how close you are to things like parks, coffee shops, supermarkets, schools, etc. The idea is, the closer you are, the more you'll walk or ride your bike. And, as the site reminds us, not driving is good for you and good for the environment.
See how your neighb, or a prospective new neighb rates at http://www.walkscore.com/
My Shooks Run house scored a 57 out of 100. Not exactly an A+, but not bad for Colorado Springs.

6 comments:

Dena Rosenberry said...

My area of Manitou scored a 75. It is pretty walkable.

John said...

That's interesting, as my area of Manitou scored a 20!

Anonymous said...

That's interesting, my area of Manitou scored 420

Erik said...

Actually, driving IS good for the environment according to this author, cited in the UK Times

“The troubling fact is that taking a lot of exercise and then eating a bit more food is not good for the global atmosphere. Eating less and driving to save energy would be better.”

Anonymous said...

My walk score is just 20 so as you see my present neighborhood is not very walkable. This service can be especially useful for those who are going to buy a house cause it can help to estimate a particular location. But how often do we walk nowadays? I ve found one more service called drive score at http://drivescore.fizber.com/ With it one can see how close establishments are by car. Homes are often located in an area where restaurants, libraries, grocery stores, hospitals and other businesses are easier to get to by car than on foot.

Mousee said...

I think that we need to take both into consideration - walkscore and drivecore. It will show the whole picture... As for me I spend almost 4 hours checking drivescore for addresses of all my friend and relatives. Mine is not the worst at http://drivescore.fizber.com/