Friday, 31 July 2009

walk score

my walk score is 95, a walkers paradise! too bad when i move 14mins drive from the city going to drop to a car-dependant 34... the adelaide suburbs are that bad!

but that's about right... we didn't own a car (and i didn't even know how to drive!) for the first four years of living in our apartment. even when i got a job that took 80mins to get to by public transport and only 25mins by car i still didn't bother learning how to drive.

but when we bought a block of land in the suburbs, despite it being in an 'eco village', one of the first thing i knew i needed to do was learn to drive and buy a car.

moving to the suburbs definatley has it's downfalls.

6 comments:

  1. i covet your canon eos...maybe xmas...bummer bout thetransport ..no good public transport out of village or just no local convieniences close by?

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  2. kel - it's a 15min walk from an o-bahn stop and an easy ride along the torrens river into the city, but the walk score is based on local convieniences and there are no local convieniences at all.

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  3. love this site - mine was 68!

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  4. Gosh, walk score 14! But I knew we were car-dependent. :( We need a horse / donkey and a cart!

    I didn't have a driver's licence until I came to live here 10 years ago. Because of the walk score of 14! Previously I walked, cycled and took public transport wherever I used to live.

    The good thing is that we both work from home and only go for a weekly shop. :)

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  5. veggie - i wish i was organised enough to only go for a weekly shop! I'm trying to get better but am terrible at planning what i want to eat in advance so am always popping off to the shops for a last minute ingredient or two :)

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  6. Oh dear, I just did this and realised our walk score is 0. big fat zero. Hmmmm... well we are about 20km out of town in rural heaven! But undeniably car dependent.

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