August 6th, 2007

primary butterflies

Google won't let me get there right now, so this is more of a reminder to myself.

OK, we are officially OBSESSED with OB-SESSED! Type in an address, and it'll rate its "walkability" (meaning how many places are so close by that you can easily walk to them) on a scale of 1 to 100, factoring in restaurants, bookstores, shopping centers, etc. It also instantly lists specific locations and their distances. SO COOL! Hg's house scored a big fat 0 (bummer!), but the HG HQ scored a 68 (not too shabby). Click here to search your relevant addresses. Just a warning, you may spend WAY too much time on this site. They even offer the Walk Scores of celebrity locations, like the White House and the Brady Bunch house. BTW, research has shown that the average r esident of a pedestrian-friendly, walkable neighborhood weighs 7 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood. And people who live in walkable neighborhoods tend to drive less, resulting in fewer car accidents. Interesting stuff!