Walk Score’s new iPhone app and website offer anyone a way to share and discover what makes neighborhoods unique.
Anyone can add a neighborhood gem (coffee shop, park, public art, store, etc.) or problem spot (dangerous intersection, poor ADA or stroller sidewalk access, sketchy bike lanes, etc.).
Become a “Local Expert” in a neighborhood and/or city by adding at least 10 places (with a photo + comment). The user with the most places in one area will be featured on Walk Score city and neighborhood pages. Locals across the country have already achieved this (honor and) recognition including Chicago real estate agent Terri Buseman, Charlottesville real estate agent Keith Davis, Atlanta real estate agent Jennifer Kjellgren, Seattle-based International Institute for Sustainability’s Liz Stenning, Seattle-area real estate agent Pat Giles, Los Angeles real estate agent Norma, Portland, Oregon local Justin, and Grand Rapids, Michigan local Josh. Will you be the next Walk Score Local Expert?
Watch our app demonstration video and follow the steps below to add a place.
How to add places with the Walk Score mobile app
- Open Walk Score’s new iPhone app – tap on “What’s Nearby”
- Tap “Add” icon, then either a) snap a photo of a place or b) choose a photo you’ve already taken from your iPhone photo library
- Add a new place or problem spot
- Choose a category and sub-category that best match the place (i.e., Outdoor Places then sub-category Other for a kayak shop on a dock by the water) – tap “Next”
- Add a comment about the place… and you can add a relevant hashtag that differs from category names (such as #wine or #kidfriendly or #soccer)
How to add places via the Walk Score website
- Go to www.walkscore.com and type in any city, neighborhood or address in “Get Your Score” search bar
- Click “Add a Place” button just below the map
- Fill out the fields in the pop-up screen: category, add photo already saved in a folder, place name, address, phone, website, etc.
- Add a comment about the place… and you can add a relevant hashtag that differs from category names (such as #kidfriendly or #soccer)
- Sign in with either a Gmail or Facebook account – click “Submit”