Quick Green Tip: Find a Walk-friendly Community

If you’re moving sometime soon and have some choice about where, why not locate a walk-friendly community? A community that’s walk-friendly has plenty of perks, such as…

  • You can walk more and drive less.
  • You can stay fit by walking more often.
  • You can run daily errands without a car.
  • You’ll be happier.
  • You can save lots of money.
  • 82% of CO2 emissions come directly from burning fossil fuels. Walking produces far less emissions, as you’re only factoring in shoe manufacturing.
  • Walk-friendly communities often have more green spaces. Green spaces, in turn come with their own awesome benefits. communities?

Now, to find a walk-friendly city, Walk Score is your best bet. They divvy out scores to communities based on various criteria such as close proximity to stores and ease of public transit in the area.

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All you have to do is enter your address, or desired area and they’ll toss you a walk score (their walk scores are posted above).

My community’s walk score is rather poor (48). Although I live in a designated green space area, we don’t live near very many stores – at least not many you can walk right to. You have to weigh your walk score with other stuff, obviously, for example green spaces and costs, but this is a handy tool if you’re looking to move and lower your carbon footprint.

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