A new ranking of the most walkable cities in Canada is reflecting poorly on how Calgarians get around.
Walk Score has made a list of the top 10 largest cities with the best commute times, access to transit and, nearby amenities.
With a measly score of 48, it isn’t looking the best for Calgary; when a perfect score would be over 90.
One of the people behind the rankings is from Calgary.
Kenshi Kawaguchi says our city’s place on the list isn’t surprising, pointing out a mockumentary in 2006 called “Radiant City,” that poked fun at the negative effects of the city’s suburban sprawl.
Calgary Real Estate Board President Becky Walters says buyers and renters are increasingly looking at these factors.
“Younger, newer families are looking for the ability to walk to work, or at least walk to transit and easily get to work,” she says.
Outshining us at the top spot is Vancouver, with the title of most walkable large city in Canada.