I take it back…

If you tuned in for yesterday’s post about walkability, the concept sounded very cool: Rate your town’s walkability score. After a few followers commented about their low scores, I started looking at what goes into a walkability score, and stumbled across the highest rated towns in my state: DANGERTOWN USA. Now, we don’t exactly have gangs and ghettos around here, but there are a few places that I wouldn’t love to be after dark. Guess which ones have the highest walkability score?? Yep, the not-so-safe-after-dark ones. WTH walkscore.com??  Fail. A town should loose a few points for the crime ratio. If I NEED car door locks….that’s NOT a plus for walkability. I made a few comments on the blog portion of their site….and will stay tuned to see when I can suggest this as a REAL option in the future. Walkable I want: Walkable I don’t: Thanks for playing along…. Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...

My Neighborhood Failed with a Walkscore of 37

My neighborhood failed. I’ve lived here for almost 5 years, and while our neighborhood has experienced a lot of growth within the last few years, I’m very clear it’s not walkable. I can walk to the grocery store, a pizza shop, and a Wendy’s. That’s about it. I found this great site that will calculate The Walk Score where you live. Just enter your address and it will show you what is within a reasonable walking distance (as if you didn’t already know) and scores you against other neighborhoods. Fail for mine. Hope yours does better. (and mine finds a way to score a bit better) Wickers Thermal Underwear – as seen on the History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels’ Share...