Find Your Walk Score
I work heavily in towns with train stations and good bus routes to New York City. Some neighborhoods in these towns are more walkable than others.
One way to measure walkability is to use Walk Score. Because “walkability” has become so valuable, this new software was launched in 2007. Millions of people are now visiting Walk Score, where you can plug in an address and get a 1 to 100 range score for life on foot. There are a number of major glitches and gaps. Walk Score does not include transit hubs and train stations-a key walkability factor in our towns. But still, it gives you a starting point and basis for comparison.