Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Get your Walk Score

Want to improve your quality of life?

Walk more, drive less...you'll become physically and emotionally healthier, reduce carbon emissions, get connected to your community, and support your local economy. Here are some great tools to give you more reasons why and tips on how to make it work.

First, move to a walkable neighborhood. Go to Walk Score to find out if you already live in one! The site tells you how far it is to libraries, grocery stores, coffee shops, and more.

My neighborhood scored 77 out of 100...I already knew it's walkable, but who doesn't love a score to validate one's own opinions? (Why do you think those Cosmo quizzes are so popular?)

For more information on reducing driving, check out the Carbon Conscious Consumer button in the sidebar, and take the Downshift Your Driving challenge.

And to really motivate you, check out the Gas Calculator on the sidebar over at RocBike and see how much money you could save by giving up or at least minimizing your car commute to work.

1 comment:

Mousee said...

My walk score is 22… I was rather upset with it. And I was surprised to know that there is another score called drive score to evaluate my house. I found the way to calculate it online at Fizber site (http://drivescore.fizber.com/). I’ve got much better results – 44.