How walkable is your neighborhood?

Several people sent me links to this site (thanks Robert, Elisa, and Jennifer!), and Alan Durning blogged about it: walkscore.com, a cool web tool that calculates the walkability of any address in the US.

What is Walk Score? Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.

My house (which is in the Central District) got an 86 out of 100. Not bad, though I might not score it quite so high. (The folks at walkscore.com haven’t tried to cross my very busy street without getting hit by a careless, speeding, light-running motorist.) My father-in-law, who still lives in Bus Nerd’s childhood home in Detroit, earned a decent score of 57. My best friend Laurie (mother of Zaky) got an abysmal 22. (At least they have free buses where she lives.) My brother Jeremy, the newly minted New Yorker is the hands-down winner with an impressive score of 98. (I wonder how you get 100?)

Your turn. What’s your walkability score?

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