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How Walkable Is Your Neighbourhood?


Some Walkable Locations: Some stores and amenities are within
walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a car.

How walkable is your house?

weather: light rain
outside: 17.4°C
mood: amused
On a whim, I entered my home address. Well, I put in the address of the Evilbucks that I'm cursed to have to trip over every morning out of the apartment.


Google kinda knows where I am, but these walkability results are pretty funny. A Walk Score of 69 is probably too low. My neighbourhood must be closer to 80.

It doesn't know about Vancouver's public schools. Quilchena Elementary is 0.9km (0.56mi). Point Grey Secondary is 0.6km (0.37mi). Magee and Eric Hamber aren't quite within walking distance but are very do-able with transit. All three secondary schools are well known for academic excellence. But the schools that it lists are in Blaine, WA and Point Roberts =D

I count at least five places within a 0.1 mile radius where I can get coffee even without considering Evilbucks. The restaurant list is fairly accurate, although there's a lot more than that and there are four within 0.1 miles in any direction.

Generally, there are several things in each category that are a lot closer than what they have in their list.

Even though the movie theatres aren't walking distance from us, we DO have a lot of movie theatres that are a lot closer than Bellingham, thank you. =)

And ROFLMAO @ Vivo Gelato being classified as a BAR! XD

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supersat
Jul. 18th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
Despite being based in Seattle, it has almost nothing listed for my part of Seattle. Lame!
bride
Jul. 18th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
Ha, I think it has problems with the definition of "proximity" =D
supersat
Jul. 18th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
I just tried it again, and it found a lot more this time. It looks like they still have several bugs to work out.
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bride
Jul. 18th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
I took a screenshot, cut the score out, uploaded it and arranged the text manually. =)

77 is excellent, I imagine my score would be something like that if Google had more details =D
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compscilin
Jul. 18th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
Mine is 48 out of 100 even though I live near a very busy intersection.

Ironically, my friends who live closer to the university have within two points of my score.

And my (boarding) high school, where we walked everywhere, got 32.
bride
Jul. 18th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
Bizarre... yeah, it has issues =\
nicosian
Jul. 18th, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)
I got a 29 before it error'd out. Our area's Ok for walking but nothing like Vancouver for convienience. And transit is just ASS here.
bride
Jul. 18th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
So are you guys forced to drive around then? =P
nicosian
Jul. 18th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
cab sometimes, but some places that have transit run like every hour. We don't have a car.
marnanel
Jul. 18th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Erk. 7-11 IS NOT a grocery store. It's a CONVENIENCE STORE. You can't do your food shopping there.
bride
Jul. 18th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
There was an episode of Top Chef (Season 1) where the Quick Fire Challenge was to create a high-end gourmet meal out of whatever ingredients they could get at a gas station. Some of them were pretty darned good. =)

But I have a bunch of sushi restaurants and Dollar World in my Grocery section XD There's only one actual grocery store in my list even though there are two that I can think of within .05 miles.
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