Richmond rated ‘somewhat walkable’ by Walk Score
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.