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How walkable is your neighborhood?

by Joel Spolsky
Monday, November 19, 2007

This is cool... my friend Mike Mathieu set up a web page where you can enter an address and find out how walkable it is.

Microsoft's campus gets a 31 ("For most errands, driving or public transportation is a must.").

The Googleplex: 34. Good thing Google gives you a few bucks towards a Prius.

The Fog Creek office: 98 out of 100. ("Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car.")

Conclusion: Ditch your car, work at Fog Creek.

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