Walkscore – how walkable is your home? June 15, 2008Posted by Al in : educational,website , trackback
I quite like the idea of this site, which looks at your location (providing you live in North America or the UK) and works out how many conveniences there are local to you which are within easy walking distance. It does quite well, although I think that its reliance on Google Maps means that it can be let down at times. I live within easy walking distance of the city centre, and have every possible convenience within half a mile of me, however since some cinemas and gyms have not listed themselves with Google Maps my score is a paltry 67%. Also, it lists my nearest park as 2 miles away, but I have a fantastic beach less than half a mile from me, a river 100 metres away and hillside walk less than half a mile away as well. Still – I like the idea and I plan on walking, or cycling more. Visit Walkscore.com and find out how walk friendly your home is.