Wednesday, November 28, 2007

WalkScore.com

I came across WalkScore.com today wish meaures an address' in relation to goods and services (and parks etc) within walking distance. Our place scored 7 out of 100, which was way lower than I thought it would be (we walk a lot of places) so I'd be really interested to see how others score.

ht: Josh

4 comments:

Anika said...

I confess I've been blog-stalking. (I'm Corinne's sister.) I tried the WalkScore and we got 32 out of 100 (we live in Abbotsford), and my parents, who live a couple blocks away scored only 12 out of 100. Interesting. I wonder how they calculate it.

James Kingsley said...

nice to meet you anika! ain't nothing wrong with blog-stalking - that's why the blog's here!

nice score of 32...strange a few blocks can make such a difference. i'll have to look into the criteria some more and see what i can uncover...

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 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!

fsbo said...

I've visited Drive score and now I find it really convinient tool. I've also found on Fizber.com a service Climate Watch which allows homebuyers to check what the climate is like in another town or city all year round before they move there. That's cool!