In which I am a sook

Ooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this hurts. More Advil, please.

.:.

Very cool: the Walk Score, which tells you how convenient your neighbourhood is (for walking to things). Our current home scored a very high 80, and our previous place scored a 73. Friends of ours with houses scored 62 and 51 respectively, pretty good considering the suburbs seem to net scores in the 20s.

[From Torontoist]

0 responses to “In which I am a sook

  1. My hood scored a 60 which is defined as “50 – 70 = Some Walkable Locations: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a car.” But I disagree with that. Although they have many ocations listed they are missing many others.

  2. I’d say we’re more walkable than they indicate (62). “Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a car.” We don’t own a car and really only use transit for commuting and social gatherings.

    Maybe the categorization was done by someone with a car. Once you get rid of your car it’s amazing how your evaluation of what is convenient changes.

    OTOH, it’s really just a relative scale based on the subjective opinion of the coder. So nah nah nah-nah to the suburbanites.

  3. It’s a cool feature, but not entirely accurate (yet). for example, our “school” is

    Full-screenLwstn-Prtr Primary Educ Center
    4061 Creek Rd
    Youngstown, NY

    (yes, NEW YORK!)

    No mention of the 2 primary schools less than 1km away or the grocery store at th end of our block.:)

  4. Sorry to hear about the wrist! Do you think we can use this to our advantage in the ICB project somehow?

    Love the walk score – we’re a 63. I agree, you don’t really need a car, but it also doesn’t factor in public transportation.

  5. Maybe just leave a BIG space for the diagram and note that you are planning to draw one, but that your hand is broken 🙂

    If you send me what you’ve got before the weekend, I can do the work formatting, etc. to make it look like one document rather than two.

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