Whether you are looking for a low impact exercise, want to clear your head a bit, or just want to pop over to the corner store for some milk, there are few things nicer than a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood. The ability to get around while leaving the car keys at home is a quality of life enhancement that most cities unfortunately don't focus enough attention on.
Today, we're rolling out the first of several new features related to walkability intended to give you a better sense of your city's built environment and the impact it has on your finances: Walkability Zones.
For any property, you can now view the areas accessible via 10, 20, and 30 minute walk times. Higher density road networks with more intersections, connectivity, and development diversity give your residents more walking access, while more traditional cul-de-sac style residential development limit their ability to move around without a car.
As we expand these features in the coming weeks, you'll be able to compare walkability across your city and analyze how it impacts your property values and ultimately your city's fiscal health. Stay tuned for more!