New Tools for Walkability and Public Transit Research

We’re excited to announce new Walk Score tools for researchers and urban planners. Supporting research on the benefits of walkability and public transportation is an important part of our mission.

Walk Score data is now available in a variety of formats (spreadsheet, GIS shapefile, API) and includes the following:

  • Walk Score for all U.S. and some international locations
  • Transit Score and nearby public transit (where available)
  • Road metrics such as intersection density, block length, link/node
  • Walkability heat maps for your area

We’ve also compiled a library of research that uses Walk Score data.

Interested in using Walk Score in your research? Send us a note.


  1. Crawley

    I typed in my address and was give a walk score of 51. This seems low to me since I walk to the Publix grocery store and CVS pharmacy on N. Main St. In the evenings I walk to the downtown plaza for dinner and entertainment. How much more walkable can my neighbor hood get?

  2. Tom Harney

    I do not want to have a Facebook Account.
    My home is located at 246 Scott Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093.
    In your “Walkability Index” you do not mention the Hubbard Woods Train Station. This station is located at:
    1065 Gage St.
    Winnetka, IL

    You are missing a huge part of the data if you do not include train locations in your data set. For example, all the Metra North Line Stations should be in your “Walkablility” data set.

    Please update your data set.

    Thank you,
    Tom Harney

  3. Aleisha

    Walk Score only shows transit information from agencies that provide open data. Metra does not do so at this time. It is not possible for users to add transit stop data directly to Walk Score.

Leave a Reply