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:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. New York
  3. Boston
  4. San Francisco
  5. Seattle

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:

 

Walkable Metros now & in future - SkedGo Blog

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(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.


Sources
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)
Images:
• Walkable Urbanism graph from George Washington University School of Business study (see above)
• Title picture: “National Mall – walking path” by AgnosticPreachersKidOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.