Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Walk Score - How walkable is your neighborhood?

Walk Score - How walkable is your house? Here is a fun little mashup with Google Maps - it tells you how walkable any given address is.
For any given address it determines the distance to a bunch of different types of address - grocery stores, pharmacies, etc - and reports a Walk Score.
Its a cool way to discover local stores in your neighborhood

1 comment:

Dasha said...

I believe that walk score is cool, but nowadays more and more people prefer to drive cars. Homes are often located in an area where some establishments are easier to get to by car than on foot. I've recently found a type of service on drivescore.fizber.com which is called Drive Score. It shows a map of what establishments are in your neighborhood and calculates a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance. It doesn’t mean that drive score is better than walk score – they are equal and both necessary in the modern world!