Keep reading about American cities where you don’t need a car to live in. It’s hard for us living in more rural areas to believe, but some people who live in these cities literally don’t have cars. Not because they wrecked theirs, just because they’ve never needed one. The kids don’t scramble to get their license as soon as they’re old enough, and hardly anyone has a garage. It is a very interesting topic and now Insider Monkey has published an article about it.
People love walkable cities, and not only because it means not worrying about a car. It also means more exercise. Walking is very beneficial to health, and biking is even more so. Or, even if you take a taxi or subway, you have to walk a little to get one.
It allows for more social interaction with the people in your city, whether through passing them on the street or having a chat on the metro. Plus, you get to enjoy the beauty of your city more as well. It’s very true that walkers and bikers notice their surroundings much more than drivers do.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked four cities from their list. The first one is Seattle, Washington. Walk score is 73, bike score is 63, transit score is 57. First on our list is this Pacific treasure, filled with awe-striking views, a fancy library and so much coffee. The next one is Washington D.C., walk score is 77, bike score is 69, transit score is 71. Take a jaunt through a few museums and historic landmarks on your way home from work courtesy of Washington D.C. Downtown Miami, Florida is very walkable, too. Walk score is 79, bike score is 60, transit score is 59. Shortcuts through the sand on a beautiful beach make walking in this city so worthwhile. Newark, New Jersey is also a city where you don’t need a car to live in. Walk score is 80, bike score is 51, transit score is 65. Not only is there easy transportation throughout the city, but there’s easy transportation to basically anywhere else in the world through their gigantic airport.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 American cities where you don’t need a car to live in.