Three California cities among nation’s 10 most walkable.

San Francisco tops a list of the United State’s most walkable cities, with Long Beach and Los Angeles also in the top ten.

Here’s what they say about Cali:

1. San Francisco, CA

The city is known for its stable, relatively mild climate and progressive viewpoints, and 90% of San Francisco residents have a Walk Score of 70 or above, while 99% have a Walk Score of at least 50. Only 1% live in so-called car-dependent neighborhoods. The top areas are Chinatown, the Financial District, Downtown and North Beach.

8. Long Beach, CA

It may surprise you, but sunny Long Beach boasts 52% of residents with a Walk Score of 70 or above, 85% with a score of at least 50 – while 15% live in car-dependent areas.

9. Los Angeles, CA

Nearby L.A. posts similar numbers, despite its reputation for horrendous car commutes and epic traffic jams. The City of Angels may be a case of not enough people taking advantage, or even realizing, how walkable their neighborhoods actually are, given the prevailing culture.

From: Americas 10 Most Walkable Cities – Walk Score and New Urbanism – thedailygreen.com

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3 responses to “Three California cities among nation’s 10 most walkable.

  1. “Two California cities”???

    I count three. Or has San Francisco decided to secede from the state?

  2. David Markland

    Ack! Typo corrected.

  3. yeah, i think it’s a perception thing. u don’t think walk-friendly when u think L.A. just bumper to bumper traffic.

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