Friday, July 04, 2008
Wondering how "walkable" your neighborhood really is? Actually, I think this is more useful if you're considering moving to a new neighborhood. Presumably, you've walked outside your own home enough to have an idea of what's within walking distance, but I could see comparing that knowledge to a new locale you're not so familiar with. At any rate, this website shows you what businesses are within walking distance of your home: groceries, movie theaters, coffee shops, libraries, etc. I don't know about you, but I'm looking for ways to save on that gas mileage! The only drawback is that the program can't account for paths that take you through bad neighborhoods, busy roads, areas without good sidewalks. Cool concept, though. For fun, see how your neighborhood stacks up here... Mine got a 58 out of 100.