|Current House Ranks Poorly With a "Walkability Score" of 20|
So too are some of the websites that purport to advise us on how "friendly" various locales are. My current abode, for example, is "car-dependent almost all errands require a car." Well, neglecting bikes, that's not too far off the mark. The closest transit of any kind is seven miles away. The closest store is a Walmart.
However, we spent quite a bit of time considering our next abode and in picking one that would obviate any need to use a car for daily errands. Going to the "walkability site," I was surprised to find it ranking FAR lower than our current house.
If I'm in a rush, the new house is a six minute bike ride from the local grocery and hardware store. The closest bank is another minute beyond. The post office not quite so far. The library and farmer's market will be have that distance. Life is full of tough choices - to keep daily errands close by, it'll be a four mile ride to the community club.
Hence, I'm reminded of the commercial - "You can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true!"
|Anybody Out there Got a "Walkability Score" Less Than 5?|
|Route to the Store from the New House - AT RUSH HOUR|
And Yes, the Local Buses Have Bike Racks on Them