Walkability is a key factor to determine what makes a city thrive. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core.
Taking the "Walkscore" crown in 2011 was New York City, thanks to Manhattan's legendary street grid. First of all, the public transportation system (including the iconic New York subway) makes it simple to get around without a car or cab. Another plus: Streets are numbered logically, so, even if you left your map behind, it's easy to stay on track. Discover the many wonderful ways you can take New York by foot!