Richmond Review

Richmond rated ‘somewhat walkable’ by Walk Score

Richmond scored 55 out of 100 for walkability by Seattle-based Walk Score. - file photo
Richmond scored 55 out of 100 for walkability by Seattle-based Walk Score.
— image credit: file photo

Vancouver has been named Canada's most walkable city by Seattle-based Walk Score.

The website compares restaurants, shops and other amenities near a neighbourhood and gives it a walkability score from 0 to 100 to indicate how much can reasonably be accomplished on foot.

Vancouver got a score of 78 in the first-ever rankings, ahead of Toronto at 71 and Montreal at 70. Richmond scored 55 and is rated “somewhat walkable.”

Some other Metro Vancouver cities weren't far behind.

North Vancouver scored 73.3, White Rock got 72 and New Westminster got 70. Elsewhere, Burnaby scored 63 and Surrey got 51.2.

And the site shows Victoria nearly rivals Vancouver with a score of 77.7.

Coldstream ranked last in B.C. at 14.1 followed by North Saanich at 14.6.

For the full list or to search a particular address or neighbourhood, see www.walkscore.com.

The Canadian Real Estate Association's realtor.ca website now incorporates Walk Score rankings into its listings because home buyers and renters increasingly want to use it to gauge what's near a prospective home.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Q&A: Ex-transportation ministers criticize referendum, discuss TransLink
 
Protestors claim immigration is reason for traffic gridlock
 
ELECTION 2014: Malcolm Brodie won all polls, councillors split
Council orders Richmond property owner to clean up
 
Vienna in Vancouver: Downtown Christmas Market returns for 2014
 
Vancouver-area man victim of hit and run in Mission
Surrey RCMP seek help finding Halloween hit-and-run driver
 
Two survive fiery Surrey crash
 
What to do with school boards?

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.