Friday, July 18, 2008

I'm Walkin' Here

Remember that site called Walk Score that I wrote about last year. It measures how walkable your neighborhood is.

Well, it looks like they released a new report that says San Francisco is the most walkable city in America.

From the Chronicle:
San Francisco scored an 86 out of 100, besting New York's 83 and Boston's 79. Seventeen of San Francisco's neighborhoods ranked 90 or above — considered a "walker's paradise" — including Chinatown, the Mission, Nob Hill and Haight-Ashbury.

This is quite a boost to Ess Eff after we got dissed by the Brookings Institution last year (they said Washington, D.C., and Boston were more walkable). As I said then, while D.C. has walkable areas, it's hard to walk from one to the other without transit. I think that puts San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and New York in a class by themselves.

Fortunately, the latest study didn't take hills into account! [Or the risk of stepping in human feces. -ed.]