We are “very walkable,” according to WalkScore.com. (I used Safeway’s address, since that’s kind of a nice, central spot in the area.)
90–100 Walker’s Paradise — Daily errands do not require a car.
70–89 Very Walkable — Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
50–69 Somewhat Walkable — Some amenities within walking distance.
25–49 Car-Dependent — A few amenities within walking distance.
0–24 Car-Dependent — Almost all errands require a car.
I like reading surface-level stuff about urban design, but in truth I don’t know a ton about it at the moment. What I do know is that I chose to live where I live largely because it’s the right combination of affordable and accessible.
Accessible to what? Well, for the full methodology, here’s a big ol’ PDF whitepaper.
But here’s a leeeettle preview of it, which should be enough for you to impress your buds at the bar later: (more…)