League staff has shared information about Walk Score in previous posts. It's a simple, fun tool to measure your community's assets around the 21st Century Community principles of physical design. Now the folks at Walk Score have added some useful features. Visit http://www.walkscore.com/rankings/ to see their rankings of communities within each state and for different neighborhoods within select cities. You can also browse through "heat maps" which graphically represent Walk Scores across a region to help quickly identify walkable "hot spots" within a municipality or a region.
Luke Forrest is a Project Coordinator with the Center for 21st Century Communities. Call him at 734-669-6323 or email him.