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Michael considered fate at 11:53   |   Permalink   |   Post a Comment

Walk Score is a really interesting service that helps to define how walkable your neighborhood is. But can we estimate our location with the help of this service only? I think that people drive much more nowadays than walk on foot thats why defining your Drive Score can be rather useful as well. This service is available at 

Thanks for the article. That's really cool.
And thanks to Valent85 for one more link. I've spent several hours entering different home addresses and estimating their walkscore and Drivescore.
BTW the direct link is the following:
And there's bikescore there too :) 
Walkscore is an interesting google maps mashup that collects information about the neighbourhood around your address (what stores, services, and other amenities are nearby) and gives it a walkability score.

While LAist's Zach Behrens got a 66 in the Sherman Oaks neighbourhood of LA (Some Walkable Locations: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a car), Green LA Girl's Santa Monica score is 91 (Walkers' Paradise: Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car).

Portland's West End - my own neighbourhood - scored a respectable 74 (Very Walkable: It's possible to get by without owning a car) but if you try the downtown area, which is only ~1mile away, you get a whopping score of 94. Personally, the stroll down to the old port isn't a big walking-detractor for me.. I almost don't even notice the distance. When you live in Maine you sometimes have to "widen your steps", so to speak, and be willing to go a bit further than across the street or down the block.

Of course, the walking paradise that is the Plateau in Montreal only scores a 62 so it isn't like Walkscore is perfect yet - and it looks like the business results might be limited to five per category (groceries, bars, coffee shops, pharmacy, etc).

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