Walk score, 2018
Distance to local resources (e.g., stores, public buildings, transportation) can be an indicator for community participation in that it shows access to participation in a city. The Walk Score (www.walkscore.com) is a publicly available system for determining scores based on the distance to and variety of community facilities. The score is available at different levels but has shown to be valid within a distance of a mile. It is a score of 0-100, 100 being most accessible within a quarter mile and 0 being car dependent. This score allows us to see cities that exemplify high participation resources availability in comparison to those that require a distance trip to access resources. San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Oakland and Washington DC have some of the highest scores (>70) whereas Gastonia, Montgomery, Nashville, and Greensboro show lower scores (<30). Information on access to public transit will be critical for the cities with lower scores.
Data source. 2018
, www.walkscore.com (Data sources include Google, Education.com, Open Street Map, the U.S. Census, Localeze, and places added by the Walk Score user community)
Calculation. No calculation, done by walkscore.com.
Walk score by region
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|Salt Lake City||57|
|Urban Honolulu CDP||64|