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Old Posted Mar 27, 2019, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by esquire View Post
How can that be? As I understand it, walk scores are just a score based on calculating what is within walking distance. If you have amenities within walking distance, you get a higher walk score regardless of what it actually looks like on the ground.

Lots of places get undeservedly high walk scores, but I can't think of any places that are unfairly low-ranked.
I can think of some cul-de-sac suburban neighbourhoods where you might nearly back onto the edge of big box retail. The 'computed' walkscore could be very low (since the "official" route would be long and roundabout) but the real walkability could be higher (since there are unmapped shortcuts and paths cutting from the neighbourhood to the retail).
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