Walkscore to Get Bus Points

Transit stops are now included on Walkscore, the map-mashup website that scores neighborhoods based on their accessibility and walkability.

Access to transit is not currently part of the scoring, but developers expect to roll out an updated scoring system soon.

"With assistance from the Rockefeller Foundation, the locational rating system has now incorporated transit service data from 40 metro regions into its service, so that its maps reflect this key measure of urbanity. In the past, this had been one of the few large deficiencies in the system, which rates the "walkability" of any given address in the country, as measured by its proximity to a range of neighborhood assets like parks, schools, and shops.

The service is working on incorporating the transit data into its scoring system, so that locations with better transit access will receive higher scores."

Full Story: Walk Score incorporates transit, real estate industry takes note


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