Tag Archives: walk score

Chart of the Day: The “Walkability Premium”

Via City Observatory, here’s a chart showing the so-called “walkability premium” for different US cities, defined as the correlation between increasing “walk score” and housing prices. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are at the very bottom (along with New York, weirdly). This is a strange list. Here’s how Joe Cortright describes walkability and home value in the original post: […]

Chart of the Day: Walkscore vs. Streetscape Quality

Via Jeff Speck’s twitter, here’s a chart from a recent report titled “Painting the Picture: the validity of Walk Score in addressing subjective urban design qualities in the built environment“, which analyzes whether or not Walkscore does an adequate job of actually capturing the elements that make for a high quality pedestrian experience. Here’s one of the charts, comparing “design score” […]