Episode 16: The Most Walkable Cities in America

A sidewalk in NoHo, NYC — the #1 Most Walkable city in the US (Photo by Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman)

Redfin has released Walk Score’s 10 Most Walkable Cities of America and New York City is on top once again. Katrina + Kristen are pleased to see their respective cities at the top, though some ranks have shifted this year… Do the top 10 cities surprise you? Does your own neighborhood’s score seem higher or lower than it should? Join us as we virtually “walk” through these cities for ourselves and what it means to be walkable.

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Here are the references in this episode:

Redfin — These are the 10 Most Walkable Cities of 2017: https://www.redfin.com/blog/2017/05/these-are-the-10-most-walkable-cities-of-2017.html

Walk Score — What makes a neighborhood walkable: https://www.walkscore.com/walkable-neighborhoods.shtml

Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode