Walkscore.com defines walkable as:
- A center: Walkable neighborhoods have a discernible center, whether it’s a shopping district, a main street, or a public space.
- Density: The neighborhood is compact enough for local businesses to flourish and for public transportation to run frequently.
- Mixed income, mixed use: Housing is provided for everyone who works in the neighborhood: young and old, singles and families, rich and poor. Businesses and residences are located near each other.
- Parks and public space: There are plenty of public places to gather and play.
- Pedestrian-centric design: Buildings are placed close to the street to cater to foot traffic, with parking lots relegated to the back.
- Nearby schools and workplaces: Schools and workplaces are close enough that most residents can walk from their homes.
The neighborhood I work in, that being, Beacon Hill has one of the highest walk scores. We have a the Boston Common close by, restaurants, and can walk to the grocery store. There are good schools close by, a hospital and coffee shops.
10 most walkable cities in the United States
- Minneapolis. …
- Washington, D.C. …
- Seattle. …
- Philadelphia. …
- Chicago. …
- Boston. …
- San Francisco. …
Downtown Boston ranks in top 3 with a high walk score. Along with Beacon Hill. Walk Score provides a measure for walkable communities using data from Google, OpenStreetMap and the U.S. Census to assign an address a walkability ranking from 0 to 100 based on a its distance and pedestrian friendliness to amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants, parks, public transit, and the like.
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