San Francisco Rated the Most "Walkable" City in America
|July 17, 2008||Posted by jamie under Transportation & Ped Safety||
According to an article that appeared on the front page of today’s San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco is the most “walkable” city in the nation. The most walkable sections of the City today are Chinatown, the Financial District, and “Downtown” according to Walk Score. I guess I would lump Rincon Hill into a portion of the latter two areas. SOMA came in 8th on the list. Rincon Hill will become even more walkable over the years as Folsom Street becomes a 2-way Folsom Boulevard, the new Transbay Transit Center gets built and opens up, and many more people move into the neighborhood to help support the types of services we must get from other neighborhoods at present. I couldn’t be happier that I have to remind myself to take my car out for a drive once in awhile to keep the battery in decent shape and can walk, bicycle or take public transit to most of my destinations in the City.
While I’m discussing walking, I just posted a new entry on my Rincon Hill Examiner page about this weekend’s AIDS Walk and the Choose Good Block Party. I hope to see you at one or both of those events on Sunday!