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The LEAST Walkable
August 17, 2008, 8:39 pm
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As soon as I saw that a list had been compiled of the least walkable cities, I knew Kansas City would be on there and my secret psychic talents were correct.  We are unlucky number 7.  This city is so car dependent and really no public transportation so it wasn’t much of a surprise.  In Kansas City we are completely dependent on our cars.  You really can’t get anywhere with out car, by foot or public transportation.  With the link below you can get your “walkable score” for you own house.  I thought for sure that at least my house would score better since I live by so many conveniences, but I was only average.  It’s really interesting to see how you rank so be sure to check it out! 

Top 10 Least Walkable U.S. Cities

1. Jacksonville
2. Nashville
3. Charlotte
4. Indianapolis
5. Oklahoma City
6. Memphis
7. Kansas City
8. Fort Worth
9. El Paso
10. Mesa 

http://www.walkscore.com/index.shtml

Alison, KC, MO

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Humph! My house got a score of 29 on the quiz. I really don’t agree with that. Within a mile of my house there are numerous restaurants, a regular grocery store, a whole foods grocery store, several banks, doctor’s offices, veterinarians, coffee shops, a movie theatre, parks, a gym, and schools (not my kid’s school,but that’s another matter). There is also an extensive trail network that allows you to get downtown by bike in 20 minutes.

Again, I say humph!

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