Walk Score

Walkability ratings for Australian, Canadian and US cities

Posted on 18.06.2019

Walk Score is available for any address in Australia, the United States and Canada. We’ve also ranked the largest 3,000 cities and over 10,000 neighbourhoods so you can find a walkable home or apartment.

We believe that walkable neighbourhoods with access to public transit, better commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

2017 Australian City & Neighborhood Ranking


Walk Score measures the walkability of any address using a patented system. For each address, Walk Score analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within a 5 minute walk (.25 miles) are given maximum points. A decay function is used to give points to more distant amenities, with no points given after a 30 minute walk.

Walk Score also measures pedestrian friendliness by analyzing population density and road metrics such as block length and intersection density.

Walk Score®        Description
90–100 Walker’s Paradise
Daily errands do not require a car.
70–89 Very Walkable
Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
50–69 Somewhat Walkable
Some errands can be accomplished on foot.
25–49 Car-Dependent
Most errands require a car.
0–24 Car-Dependent
Almost all errands require a car.

How Walk Score Works

Get a Walkability Score for your address

Walk Score is part of the Redfin Corporation



See Also

Walk this way

Walk this way: Melbourne suburbs ranked for pedestrian-friendliness

Have you taken a walk around Melbourne’s CBD lately?

Congratulations, you’re standing in the most walkable suburb in Australia, the only one to score a perfect 100 out of 100 for walkability in a new measure compiled by US website Walk Score and home rental listings database

Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day

Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day

Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day is an annual event which helps employers and employees to build regular walking into their daily routine.

The objectives of Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day are:

  • To raise funds for Diabetes Australia
  • To promote regular walking as a healthy activity and reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes (better physical, mental & social health)
  • To reduce the reliance on the private motor vehicle (reduce car-dependency)
  • To promote and improve the use of public transport (less traffic)
  • To improve air quality by reducing unnecessary vehicle emissions (reduce global warming)



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