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  1. david g says:

    Wow my house has a walkability factor of 89. Maybe that explains why i dont own a car.

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  2. jz says:

    I’m disappointed with my walkability score. I’ve always been satisfied with walking destinations, and my score was 32.

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  3. frankenduf says:

    I though for sure the lap dance was going to have a faulty landing, thereby damaging the family jewels?!

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  4. Bradford says:

    I just read JUMP POINT by Tom Hayes and I am more scared than ever. While we are distracted by these small side fires, the world is getting more competitive by the day. Soon, we will hit that mathematical “jump point” and the world economy will no longer be our country club. Our institutions are trailing reality today–our corporate tax code is ridiculous, our patent system archaic, our education system a joke. We don’t have much time and we are wasting it on fights over table scraps.

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  5. Dan says:

    My current apartment in Grammercy Park, Manhattan, scores 100.
    The house I grew up in, ten miles away, in suburban NJ, scores 14.
    My girlfriend’s in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, scored 92.
    My family’s cabin in rural sunderland, Vt (population 993), scored 12.
    My mother’s apartment in West Palm Beach, Fl scored 78.

    Honestly though, the West Palm Beach, NJ, and VT are all unwalkable. Manhattan is fantastic, truly prepared for a gas shortage.

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  6. TC says:

    Odd, my neighborhood rated 37 — I chose here because I have stores, church, 2 parks, &c. all in walking distance. Of course, I’ve never driven so my definition of walking distance may be more generous than the website’s.

    Even more important to me than walkability is the fact that I live 100 ft from a bus stop — if I’m feeling lazy I’ll ride .6 mi to the grocery instead of walking. The site explains it ratings in terms of being able to get around without a car:

    * 90 – 100 = Walkers’ Paradise: Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car.
    * 70 – 90 = Very Walkable: It’s possible to get by without owning a car.
    * 50 – 70 = Some Walkable Locations: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a bike, public transportation, or car.
    * 25 – 50 = Not Walkable: Only a few destinations are within easy walking range. For most errands, driving or public transportation is a must.
    * 0 – 25 = Driving Only: Virtually no neighborhood destinations within walking range. You can walk from your house to your car!

    Maybe they could redo the site in terms of combined walking/public transportation?

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