Jan 16, 2008
What Walk Score does is “help people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc”.
Living downtown Grand Rapids I’ve always found my neighborhood to be quite walkable. There are coffee houses, landmarks, libararies, and various location to attend minus a automobile. If I had the extra cash to pony up for a bike my non-car circle would expand.
When running the test for my house I was shocked to find out I live within eight locations that are classified as bars. Also according to their site I wouldn’t count Circle K/Ghetto Mart as a “Grocery Store”.
My house according to their site is “Very Walkable” with a score of 72. They say “It’s possible to get by without owning a car” but they don’t take into consitertion working. I need to look into taking the Rapid to get to work I would do next to anything to get rid of my car.
Anybody else live in a more “walkable” location?