When we posted links to Walk Score, there as a great deal of conversation about problems with scores. So you all may be delighted by a recent Sightline Daily posting.
If you're not familiar with Walk Score, you should be. It's become the de facto standard for measuring neighborhood walkability in the US, with both real estate marketers andserious researchers using neighborhood Walk Scores as a gauge of pedestrian friendly municipal design and zoning.
But now, one of the smartest web apps out there is getting even smarter. The good folks behind Walk Score are beta-testing a brand new algorithm -- they call it "Street Smart Walk Score" -- that takes their pedestrian-friendliness rankings to a whole new level.