Enter an address, find out how walkable it is

Before heading out to lunch today, we're looking up our office address on a newly launched site, Walk Score to see if there's anywhere nearby to eat that we've missed. Walk Score shows you a map of what's nearby and calculates a Walk Score for any property, in our case the Linux Journal office:

Our office gets a Walk Score of 72 -- considering we're in the very walkable city of Houston, Texas, ahem, I'll be happy with that score.

At least we don't work at Microsoft. They have a Walk Score of only 32.

And no, we didn't find any new restaurants. But we did manage to kill the last 15 minutes playing with this new site.


Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.


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23 baby...

Shawn Powers's picture

My walkscore is 23. The site doesn't know about the AWESOME coffee pot in my office though.

OK, so it's a 1980's Black & Decker Spacemaker... But it's the closest thing to gourmet around here, so I'll pretend it counts.

And walking? It's snowing like crazy here.

Shawn Powers is a Linux Journal Associate Editor. You might find him on IRC, Twitter, or training IT pros at CBT Nuggets.

83 -- not bad

gnome's picture

My new employer managed to score an 83; probably because we're in a small-town and don't have much around us? Check it out.

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