Walk Score measures the walkability of any address using a patented system. For each address, Walk Score analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within a 5-minute walk (0.25 miles) are given maximum points. A decay function is used to give points to more distant amenities, with no points given after a 30-minute walk. Walk Score also measures pedestrian friendliness by analyzing population density and road metrics, such as block length and intersection density.
This tool will help achieve the goal of the following objectives
Less Traffic Noise
Connectivity and Inclusion
Less Traffic Violence
The Walk Score calculates the walkability of any given location based on the distance to nearby public transportation. The closer the public transportation is, the higher the Walk Score. Therefore, the higher the score, the more walkable the location. The score is calculated using a formula that weights the distance to different types of public transportation equally.
However, the score does not take into account:
– Number of stops,
– Frequency of service, or
– Destination accessibility