Monday, December 10, 2007

WalkScore

How walkable is your neighborhood? My little town-within-a-town scored 40 out of 100. How about you??

3 comments:

  1. Well, Matt, I live in Beech Grove, and the score for my address was 54. However, several of the listed "closest" walkable destinations no longer exist, such as True Value Hardware, Lucky Bean Bistro and Key Cinemas (OK, so they show an occasional movie now and then).

    Jawn

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  2. Jawn: Yeah, I noticed that. I wonder how often the site is updated, which is probably not very often considered the amount of work it would take.

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  3. 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 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!

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