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How walkable is your neighbourhood?

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A few weeks ago I discovered the Walkscore website. You give it an address and it uses Google Maps to plot nearby facilities and calculates a walkability value for the area.

We live near Coventry city centre and putting in our address gives a walkability of 53/100, or 'Somewhat Walkable'. There are some shops nearby which aren't on the map so I might add them and see what difference it makes.

Update: 01/01/09
I've re-run the score for our home address and it's gone up to 71/100 which is still 'Somewhat Walkable'. It looks like some of the local shops and take-aways have been added to the database.

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Karen wrote at 2010-05-23 22:27:

My area in Coventry is 83 /100 LOL

Mike wrote at 2013-10-13 11:15:

Further update: Our local area has gone up to 78/100 which is now "Very Walkable".