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July 19, 2008



hmm... my neighborhood ranks 49 out of 100. which, doesn't seem possible because nothing is withing walking distance here...

i guess to me "walkability" implies being able to get to most things within a mile or well-planned public transportation that can get you to places that are more than a mile away. then again, maybe i'm just lazy and spoiled by my car...

Kevin Cawley

I'm not exactly sure what a 49 is like. But I know that in our 99 neighborhood, nothing I can think of that I need is more than six blocks away. Grocery. Cleaners. Retail. Phenomenal restaurants. etc.

Our church building is a bit less than a mile away from our house, and all our pastors live within 3 blocks of each other.

Pit Boss

How does the walkability calculator factor in a person living in a highly walkable neighborhood who owns a bike with no pedals?
That's kind of a grey area, exhibit B. Dallman.

I love walkability, but prefer longboardability.
If all goes according to plan, we are positioning ourselves for a 1 1/2 min. walking commute. 30 secs. by board.


Our STATE isn't even listed, however, our church received a 95% walkability rating! :o) Our house - well, you've been here ... would you want us to move into town? We're only a ten minute drive and then we can park and walk everywhere else!


Well, I think it just has to do with certain areas. I live in metro Atlanta and this city was not designed for easy commute.

But also listed LA as one of the top walkable cities. I also lived in LA and it didn't seem walkable.

However, there are parts of LA and parts of Atlanta that are definitely walkable.

To me, the ultimate walkable city is New York. You can get anywhere by foot or subway and most cities just aren't designed that way. Most suburbs anyway... And I definitely live in the heart of suburbia.

It's interesting to me, though, that even out here in suburbia, all the new developments are built around the "live/work/play" concept. It's like they're trying to create mini urban centers. I think it just shows that people long for connectedness. Even if it's fake connectedness, we want to FEEL like we are connected.

Out of curiosity, what are your theological reasons for walkability? The social aspect seems obvious and therefore, I guess, the theological aspect may be obvious too...


Walkability? It was never really something that I thought much about until recently. So this blog is timely. My walk score for our neighborhood is 25 out of 100...well that is typical since i live in surburbia. But as I have recently been taking our new puppy out for walks and working on the weight loss, i quite enjoy it. :-) WOOT! LOVE Walking! I will definately keep that in mind for any future moves.

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