Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Walk Score's 2014 ranking of Most Walkable U.S. Cities & Neighborhoods puts
  • New York City as the #1 most walkable large city in the United States,
  • Kensington as the 54th most walkable neighborhood in NYC, and 
  • Windsor Terrace as the 102nd most walkable neighborhood in NYC.

Rankings are based on the availability of amenities, including food, entertainment, shopping, schools, parks, bike lanes, and public transit.

With a Walk Score of 88, New York City is "Very Walkable; most errands can be accomplished on foot." Its Transit Score is 81, the highest of all of the 2, 978 cities. Its Bike Score is 62, putting it in 9th place.

Among New York City's 256 neighborhoods, Kensington's Walk Score is 94, Transit Score 82, and Bike Score 73. Windsor Terrace has a Walk Score of 89, Transit Score 83, and Bike Score 82.

Kensington is a "Walker's Paradise"--a neighborhood that doesn't require a car to do most daily errands--and Windsor Terrace is "Very Walkable; most errands can be accomplished on foot."

The #1 ranked neighborhood in New York City is Little Italy; its Walk Score is 100, Transit Score 100, and Bike Score 87. The neighborhood in last place is Riker's Island; its Walk Score is 0, Transit Score 13, and Bike Score 25.