• Dec 24, 2007


Brookings Institute did a field survey on the walkability of metropolitan areas and published a list ranking the best 30. Washington, where the Brookings Institute is based, came in first in the list that considered things like the number of walkable places and access to public transport. The top 10 cities are - drumroll:
  1. Washington
  2. Boston, Massachusetts
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. Denver, Colorado
  5. Portland, Oregon
  6. Seattle, Washington
  7. Chicago, Illinois
  8. Miami, Florida
  9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  10. New York
You can read the remaining 20 cities in the ranking below the fold. IMHO, Washington deserves the top spot but I would have put Boston a little lower and New York a little higher on the list. Tell us in the comments about getting around on foot in these cities or other and how you would have ranked them.

Also, enjoy the video above which has an unpredictable ending and great animation and music.

[Source: CNN]
11. San Diego, California
12. Los Angeles, California
13. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14. Atlanta, Georgia
15. Baltimore, Maryland
16. St. Louis, Missouri
17. Minneapolis, Minnesota
18. Detroit, Michigan
19. Columbus, Ohio
20. Las Vegas, Nevada
21. Houston, Texas
22. San Antonio, Texas
23. Kansas City, Missouri
24. Orlando, Florida
25. Dallas, Texas
26. Phoenix, Arizona
27. Sacramento, California
28. Cincinnati, Ohio
29. Cleveland, Ohio
30. Tampa, Florida


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