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Walk Score, a website that calculates the walkability of American neighborhoods based on the density of stores, schools and other essentials, just released its rankings of the most pedestrian-friendly places in the U.S. San Francisco edges out New York for the number one spot. (Gotta watch out for those..




Walk Score, a website that calculates the walkability of American neighborhoods based on the density of stores, schools and other essentials, just released its rankings of the most pedestrian-friendly places in the U.S. San Francisco edges out New York for the number one spot. (Gotta watch out for those counter-culture Bay Area libertines...always walking everywhere and stuff). Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles all make it into the top 10.

Wait...Los Angeles? So their algorithm has some problems. If you can walk to a 7-11, that counts as having a neighborhood "grocery store." But the effort they've put in to Walk Score since we checked last and the overall attention to methodology make us big fans of the site. They're also taking action, pushing for changes to the 2009 Transportation Bill.

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