Saturday, September 5, 2015

More on Walkability

As shown in the last post, Rochester is pretty respectable when it comes to walkability.  One can argue that we should have more destinations to walk to, but that argument doesn't alter the fact that the city layout is inherently walkable.  Furthermore, a closer look at more walkable cities highlights a very important point: they are really expensive.  Some of the most walkable cities as per Walk Score include New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Washington D.C., and Seattle.

Is it possible to find locations that are both walkable and affordable? Thanks to the internet, rankings are available on pretty much anything.  Here is a list of the cities which best combine walkability and affordability (keeping in mind that some of the facts about the cities are not completely updated):

  1. Buffalo, NY
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Rochester, NY
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Minneapolis, MN
  7. Milwaukee, WI
  8. Cleveland, OH
  9. Baltimore, MD
  10. Dallas, TX
  11. Richmond, VA
  12. Sacramento, CA 

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