Front Seat, the civic software company that operates walkability site www.walkscore.com, today announced the results of their calculations to identify America’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods. With gas topping $4 per gallon, Americans are increasingly looking for walkable places to live. The new list is the first objective national ranking of walkability; findings are based on analysis of 2,508 neighborhoods in the 40 most populous U.S. cities. The full rankings of the 40 cities and each of their neighborhoods can be found at www.walkscore.com.
Based on these rankings, San Francisco came out on top. It should be noted that the score is based entirely on services that are within walking distance of residents of different neighborhoods. While its wonderful to learn that San Francisco ranks high on this scale, we are also a very dangerous city for pedestrians.