If being able to walk to get good coffee, good food, and cash a check at your local bank are important to you, Walk Score crunches the numbers and shows you how pedestrian friendly a neighborhood is.
To test out the service I picked three streets from around my city and plugged them in. Two streets in the outlying city scored in the low 60s because of their distance from commercial establishments, parks, and other public amenities where as a street right in the heart of the downtown scored an 89 thanks to the close proximity of stores, restaurants, banks, and other public facilities like libraries and museums.
Hit up the link below to score your own address or check out areas you’d thinking about moving to.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/31/11