Wondering where best to live if you prefer walking over other modes of transport?
A recent study looked at walkability in America’s largest metropolitan areas. They found that the best cities, now and for the near future, are:
- Washington, DC
- New York
- San Francisco
Of course, TripGo’s got you covered for walking, cycling, public transport, driving & more in all of these!
Sadly, these five are the only metro cities in all of America who were ranked Level 1 (high) for both current and future walkability. Have a look at the study’s graph for more detail and how other cities fared:
(source: George Washington University School of Business 2014)
To check the latest walkability scores for your city or suburb, have a look at WalkScore.
Over to you
How walkable is the city you live in? Would you consider moving to a new place because of its walkability?
Let us know in the comments below.
Content: based on Leinberger, CB & Lynch, P (2014): “Foot Traffic Ahead – Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros”, George Washington University School of Business. Available online (pdf)
• Walkable Urbanism graph from George Washington University School of Business study (see above)
• Title picture: “National Mall – walking path” by AgnosticPreachersKid – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.