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Old Posted Nov 8, 2019, 9:07 PM
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Originally Posted by emathias View Post
I will agree that there are challenges using WalkScore stats to measure walkability, but proximity to amenities, the primary feeder into WalkScores, is a decent proxy for walkability, even if it's not a perfect corollary. I doubt there is a perfect corollary, but WalkScore and proximity are decent.

it's far from perfect, but areas with higher walkscores generally align with areas of higher quality traditional urbanism/walkability, as their heat maps typically indicate.


in the map above, the little pearls of yellow/green in the western burbs of chicago are the traditional village centers built up around metra commuter rail stations over the past 150 years, and they are indeed more walkable and more traditionally urban than the surrounding areas of more typical suburban development patterns.
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