Friday, October 17, 2008

Online Tool Determines Neighborhood Walkability

Walkable neighborhoods offer surprising benefits to our health, the environment, and our communities. With the surge in gas prices, people are really considering the consequences of where they live., a service designed to help those seeking a less automobile-dependent life launched in July of 2007 and offers the ability for people to assess how walkable their neighborhood’s are based on proximity to grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, movie theaters and other amenities.

Find out how your home rates for walkability; punch in your address at After you explore the site and determine your neighborhood’s walkability, provide us your comments, thoughts, and ideas for improving the walking environment in the Greater Nashville Region.