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Well, I Think This Is Cool…

Posted in east coast vs. west coast, New York City, San Francisco with tags , , , , on July 11, 2009 by thedith

mapAnother reason why New York can suck it: Walkscore, a website that tells you how “walkable” your town/’hood is, has ranked San Francisco the most walkable city in the U.S. New York comes in at number 2.  Wah wahh, sorry, Mel…

My neighborhood came in at a 98 on the Walkability scale, meaning I live in a “Walker’s Paradise,” which is not as awesome as the Coolio song from the mid-90’s, but I’ll take it.

Conversely, the suburban town I grew up in, scored a 15 for “Car Dependent.”  I only wish this website had existed back when I was in high school.  Maybe then my parents would have gotten me my own car.

Here’s some more info about how walkability is determined.  Also, calculate the walkability of your own ‘hood.

Top 5 Walkable U.S. Cities:

1. San Francisco

2. New York

3. Boston

4. Chicago

5. Philadelphia

WalkScore Scores San Francisco No. 1 When it Comes to Walking [SFist]