Sunday, April 29, 2012
America’s best cities for public transportationThis week, Walk Score is releasing its first ranking of city transit systems, revealing which, by their calculations, offer residents the best access to public transportation.  The rankings are based on the organization’s Transit Score, a GIS-based set of calculations that is a companion service to the organization’s flagship walkability rankings.  Transit Score, according to the organization in a press release, “measures how well a location is served by public transportation, and is based on data released in a standard open format by public transit agencies.”
Here are the top 25 cities, listed with the Transit Score for each:
(1)     New York (Transit Score: 81)(2)     San Francisco (Transit Score: 80)(3)     Boston (Transit Score: 74)(4)     Washington, DC (Transit Score: 69)(5)     Philadelphia (Transit Score: 68)(6)     Chicago (Transit Score: 65)(7)     Seattle (Transit Score: 59)(8)     Miami (Transit Score: 57)(9)     Baltimore (Transit Score: 57)(10)   Portland (Transit Score: 50)(11)   Los Angeles (Transit Score: 49)(12)   Milwaukee (Transit Score: 49)(13)   Denver (Transit Score: 47)(14)   Cleveland (Transit Score: 45)(15)   San Jose (Transit Score; 40)(16)   Dallas (Transit Score: 39)(17)   Houston (Transit Score: 36)(18)   San Diego (Transit Score: 36)(19)   San Antonio (Transit Score: 35)(20)   Kansas City (Transit Score: 34)(21)   Austin (Transit Score: 33)(22)   Sacramento (Transit Score: 32)(23)   Las Vegas (Transit Score: 32)(24)   Columbus (Transit Score: 29)(25)   Raleigh (Transit Score: 23)  Read more.
Photo: the DC Metro (by MJM/Mike, creative commons license)

America’s best cities for public transportation
This week, Walk Score is releasing its first ranking of city transit systems, revealing which, by their calculations, offer residents the best access to public transportation.  The rankings are based on the organization’s Transit Score, a GIS-based set of calculations that is a companion service to the organization’s flagship walkability rankings.  Transit Score, according to the organization in a press release, “measures how well a location is served by public transportation, and is based on data released in a standard open format by public transit agencies.”

Here are the top 25 cities, listed with the Transit Score for each:

(1)     New York (Transit Score: 81)
(2)     San Francisco (Transit Score: 80)
(3)     Boston (Transit Score: 74)
(4)     Washington, DC (Transit Score: 69)
(5)     Philadelphia (Transit Score: 68)
(6)     Chicago (Transit Score: 65)
(7)     Seattle (Transit Score: 59)
(8)     Miami (Transit Score: 57)
(9)     Baltimore (Transit Score: 57)
(10)   Portland (Transit Score: 50)
(11)   Los Angeles (Transit Score: 49)
(12)   Milwaukee (Transit Score: 49)
(13)   Denver (Transit Score: 47)
(14)   Cleveland (Transit Score: 45)
(15)   San Jose (Transit Score; 40)
(16)   Dallas (Transit Score: 39)
(17)   Houston (Transit Score: 36)
(18)   San Diego (Transit Score: 36)
(19)   San Antonio (Transit Score: 35)
(20)   Kansas City (Transit Score: 34)
(21)   Austin (Transit Score: 33)
(22)   Sacramento (Transit Score: 32)
(23)   Las Vegas (Transit Score: 32)
(24)   Columbus (Transit Score: 29)
(25)   Raleigh (Transit Score: 23) 

Read more.

Photo: the DC Metro (by MJM/Mike, creative commons license)

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    WTF?? 4 Texas cities on this list, and Dallas is the top? Okay …
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    San Francisco is second most walkable city plus adequate mass transit? BART hardly circumferences the South end of the...
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    what the hell is Baltimore doing ranking above anyone
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    If fucking Raleigh is on here, everywhere else much have super mega shitty transportation because Raleigh’s...
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    DC and Chicago in top 6, holler!
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    Surprised to see San Antonio up there, I’ve always thought the transit system was shit, but I guess it’s better compared...
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