Friday, July 18, 2008
How Walkable is your City?
If you're a city dweller then you know the advantages locally of walking vs. driving in many instances...often everything you need is only a mile or less away anywhere in the city. The Daily Green has written an article about the walkability of the top US cities, and no surprise, San Francisco tops the list. If you've ever been to the city, you would know that nearly everything is within walking distance, and you could totally forego owning a car. Public transportation is everywhere, from trolleys to buses, it's the preferred form of transportation.
Next on the list was Manhattan. Taking a car out of the equation alleviates some of the stresses of living in Manhattan, where driving becomes a form of artwork. NYC has a great walkability rating, with everything at an armlength's reach.
See the rest of the top ten cities according to walkability here.