What are the different Walk Score Methodologies?
Walk Score measures the walkability of any residential address. Transit Score measures access to public transit. And Bike Score measures whether a location is good for biking.
How is the Walk Score calculated?
Walk Score scores homes between 0 and 100 based on the walking distance from restaurants, groceries, schools, entertainment, and more. Walk Score uses a patented system and analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities.
How is the Transit Score calculated?
How is the Bike Score calculated?
The Bike Score measures how well a location is set up for bike transit. Learn more
How is the Crime Grade calculated?
Using a patent-pending system, the Crime Grade measures your personal (violent) crime risk and property crime risk near an address on an A - D scale. Learn More
How is the Travel Time calculated?
The Travel Time API rapidly calculates travel times between places and visualizes travel times on a map, such as a drive time with a rush-hour or free-flow traffic, as well as travel times for public transit, walking, and biking.
How often are Walk Scores updated?
The Walk Score for individual addresses is updated every six months on a rolling basis using the most current information available, including amenities added by our very own Walk Score users.
Why can’t I look up any rentals?
As of September 1, 2021, Walk Score no longer hosts rental listings on our website. If you are interested in finding rentals, we recommend checking out these great websites:
Is there a Walk Score App?
The Walk Score app has been discontinued.
What amenities improve my Walk Score?
Multiple close-by options of the following amenities will improve your Walk Score.
- Coffee Shops
- Grocery Stores
Where does Walk Score get its data?
Our map data comes from Google Maps, and the amenities are added by you, the community.
How to create a log-in?
We do not have a login portal, so we require you to use a Gmail or Facebook account to log into Walk Score.
How can I improve my Walk Score?
Go to www.walkscore.com, and type in a property address in the search bar; this will pull up the details for that location on our site. From there, click the ‘Map’ button just above the picture of the property. In the lower right-hand corner of the map, click the ‘Add a place’ button. From there, fill out the fields in the pop-up screen and upload a photo (if you have one). Please note that you must sign in with your Facebook or Google account before submitting your changes. Adding an amenity will not automatically change the Walk Score. This data updates on a six-month rolling basis using the most current information available.
How can I remove a place that is no longer there?
You can remove these places from the map. Go to www.walkscore.com, type in the property address into the search bar, and pull up the listing of interest. Then, click the ‘Map’ button just above the picture of the property. Select the place that needs to be removed from the map and click ‘Edit Place.’ From here, you can edit the place and even remove the place by selecting the “Remove Place” button. You must sign in with your Facebook or Google account before submitting your changes. Remember that adding an amenity will not automatically change the Walk Score since we update our data on a six-month rolling basis using the most current information available.
How to add Favorites?
To add favorites, click the favorite button on any property.
How can I get a commute report?
To add commutes, click the pencil icon beneath the property address. Once this is added, you will see approximate travel times for each route.
How can I compare my commute times?
Navigate to ‘My Favorites’ at the top of the page and click ‘Add a Commute’.
How can I change my email address to my Walk Score profile?
Please contact Walk Score Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I unsubscribe from Walk Score alerts?
You can request to be unsubscribed from alerts by submitting a request here.
How can I get in contact with Walk Score Customer Service?
You can reach out to Walk Score Customer Service by calling (253) 256-1634 or submitting a request here.
What areas does Walk Score currently support?
Walk Score is only supported in the US and Canada, and we do not have plans to expand to regions outside of these areas at this time.
How can I add the Walk, Transit, and Bike score to my site?
To integrate the walk scores, you will need to request an API key here.
Is there a cost to add the Walk, Transit, and Bike scores to my site?
We offer a Free, Premium, and Enterprise plan. Pricing and features can be found here.
How can I add a Walk Score Widget to my site?
With our copy-and-paste HTML code, you can add the Walk Score Widget to your site in minutes. The Walk Score Widget is free to use; get started here.
How can I add a Travel Time Map to my site?
How can I access historical data?
At this time, we cannot share historical data with outside sources.
How can I learn more about linking Walk Score to my site?
How can I work for Walk Score?
To learn more about our open positions and to apply for a Walk Score job, please visit our jobs page.