May 13, 2011
….as a bit of a follow on from yesterdays post about getting rid of our car…
One of the things we love most about where we live is the ability to walk lots of places. We walk to schools, could walk to Joshua Tree get togethers, eating out places, most before after school activities, friends houses and parks. It is also very close to fairly good public transport.
Lots of us have the desire to walk more for lots of reasons. Environmental, health, money saving or just to connect better with ourselves and our community.
It is, however hard to know if your address is going to work as a walkable one until you have lived there for a while. That was until now.
Walk Score. is a website that is able to generate a percentage ‘walkability’ rating for any address.
Our current address scores an 80%, which they consider ‘very walkable’
Previous addresses 95-97% ‘walkers paradise’… where I grew up 58% ‘somewhat walkable’
It’s not perfect, but it is fascinating.
Try it.… and tell me how you go.