Walk Score Update

September 7, 2007 § 1 Comment

I got this note from Mike at Walk Score:

Hi Kristina,

Thanks for the great feedback and questions. We currently rely on Google Maps for our listing info and have found they’re not as accurate as we hoped. The only way we know to update/change business info is for business owners to go here: [http://tinyurl.com/27yed9]

This might explain why some of your local coffee shops are missing from your Walk Score.

We acknowledge the importance of parks and greenbelts in an area’s walkability and in a community’s overall health. We don’t currently have a way to update this information but are working very hard to improve this as well as add features like distance to public transit and crime statistics into Walk Scores in order to make the site as accurate as possible.

We hope you keep your eye on us as the site evolves.

Thanks for the note and glad you visited Walk Score!

Best

Mike

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I replied, suggesting that, in addition to public transit and crime statistics, they also factor in proximity to schools, museums, and laundromats.

I’ve been hard at work this afternoon compiling lists of things to do on the South Shore, with a particular emphasis on activities under $10 and places open in the winter. Did anyone local know that the Boscowen Inn has a Wednesday patio concert series during the summer?

Also, thanks to Alice Burdick’s comment on my last post, we have place to rent DVDs locally ($3 for an indefinite period), and he has about 70 Japanese titles alone. Excellent. They also rent DVDs at the SaveEasy.

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