How Walk Score Works

Now, with the integration of Walk Score® into REALTOR.ca, consumers will be able to assess the walkability of any address so that they can go ‘walking after midnight,’ ‘walk on the wild side,’ ‘walk this way,’ go ‘walking in the rain’…

So, how does Walk Score® work?

Walk Score® helps people assess how walkable a neighbourhood is by assigning a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address.

Walk Score helps you find a walkable place to live. Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address. Learn about Transit Score and Bike Score.

Walk Score®

Description

90–100

Walker’s Paradise
Daily errands do not require a car.

70–89

Very Walkable
Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

50–69

Somewhat Walkable
Some amenities within walking distance.

25–49

Car-Dependent
A few amenities within walking distance.

0–24

Car-Dependent
Almost all errands require a car.

The Science of Good Living

  • People in walkable neighborhoods weigh 6-10 lbs less.
  • Walkable places make you happier and healthier.
  • Short commutes reduce stress and increase community involvement.

Read more about the benefits of walkability.

For Walkability Geeks

Walk Score has a world-class advisory board of urban planning experts.We support research on walkability, public transportation, and public health. We’ve received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to make Walk Score more useful to researchers. Read our methodology.

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