Tuesday, May 08, 2012

So what's your Walk Score?

Driving less and living more is what Walk Score is all about.

Walk Score helps you find a walkable place to live. Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address.
  • a Walk Score of 0-24 is considered Car-Dependent, almost all errands requires a car
  • a Walk Score of 50-69 is considered Somewhat Walkable, some amenities are within walking distance
  • a Walk Score of 70-89 is considered Very Walkable, most errands can be accomplished on foot
  • a Walk Score of 90-100 is considered a Walker's Paradise, daily errands do not require a car
As an example Plainfield, IL, located 47 miles southwest of Chicago has a Walk Score of 30 and is considered Car-Dependent, River Grove, IL, located 12 miles northwest of Chicago has a Walk Score of 62 and is considered Somewhat Walkable and Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood has a Walk Score of 87 and is considered Very Walkable.

Overall the city of Chicago has a Walk Score of 74 and is considered Very Walkable. The most walkable neighborhood in Chicago is Printers Row with a Walk Score of 99.

 So check out your Walk Score at Walkscore.com and Drive Less & Live more

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