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Walk Score and Bike Score

By Gene Krebs. Increasingly, realtors are having people ask them about the walkability of neighborhoods when showing houses.  There are new walkscores now out for the cities in Ohio, and you can go here to find out where your Ohio city ranks.  Also, you can enter your address in the box at the top and it will tell you your score for your home.  My farm back near Morning Sun Ohio has a score of Zero!  By comparison, German Village in Columbus has a walkscore of 83!  Let us know what your walkscore is for your home!

Additionally, there are now plans to develop a BikeScore.com website.  In the process, WalkScore.com has opened up a forum asking the question “What are the most important factors to include in a Bike Score calculation?” Contribute your own ideas and vote for suggested ones.  Currently,  the top vote-getters are “Bike lanes and paths, hills and elevation, and traffic density and speed limits.”  Go to BikeScore.com to participate.