How Pedestrian Friendly Is Your Community?

 - Aug 23, 2007   Updated: Aug 4 2011
References: walkscore
A new calculator lets people determine how pedestrian-friendly their neighbourhoods are. The tool is effective for the health-conscious in the housing market who wants to know the fitness factors involved with their new home purchase.

The site caters to residents of the United States, Canada and UK, and uses regional maps to trace the best walking routes from homes to businesses, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, schools, libraries, parks, rec centers and more.

Implications - In order to achieve an accurate neighbourhood walk score it is important to consider that your Walk Score is calculated based on how at ease you are with walking distances.