The “walkability” of a neighborhood is a factor that is increasingly taken into account by prospective home buyers and real estate agents. Some websites will provide a “score” as to how “walkable” a certain address or neighborhood is. This score translates into the number of parks, restaurants, grocery stores, and other amenities that are within walking distance.
Putting an emphasis on walking from one’s home in order to run errands or seek entertainment is not only good for the environment, but it is also good exercise. A world where car trips are reduced seems idyllic … less pollution, less traffic on the roadways, and as a result, fewer automobile accidents.