Calculating congestion: Walk Score adds travel times for rush hour

Walk Score already told you about commute times, but the Seattle startup just added a new feature that takes traffic into account during rush hour commute. Based on data from traffic information providers, Walk Score now shows travel times that calculates traffic congestion for the 20,000 sites using Walk Score’s Neighborhood Map. Walk Score — best… Read More


Imprev partners with Walk Score, INRIX to help real estate agents create branded apps

Real estate agents looking to create their own branded apps now have a solution thanks to a partnership between three Seattle-area startups. Bellevue real estate marketing company Imprev just debuted what it calls the industry’s first “App Generator” that allows agents to build smartphone and web-based apps to give to both buyers and sellers. One… Read More


Avoid these neighborhoods: Walk Score adds crime reports

Some city streets are safer than others. And now Walk Score — best known for placing a walkability rating of 1 to 100 on homes and businesses— is looking to tell users whether they’ll get mugged, robbed or tagged in certain areas. Beginning today, the Seattle company has introduced crime maps in three cities: Seattle,… Read More


GeekWire Awards: Vote here for App of the Year

It’s time to cast your vote in one of the most hotly contested categories of this year’s GeekWire Awards: App of the Year. Competing for your vote are a great mix of newly released apps along with established titles that made significant upgrades and additions over the past year. The finalists in this category — Glympse,… Read More


Walk Score tool measures neighborhood access for restaurants, schools, coffee

How many coffee shops are within a 20-minute walking distance radius in downtown Seattle? What about grocery stores? Restaurants? Walk Score‘s new ChoiceMaps tool can answer those questions and more. The Seattle-based company that promotes walkable neighborhoods debuted the neighborhood analytics product today, which helps users measure access and depth of choice in cities and neighborhoods —… Read More


Vancouver beats out Seattle, Portland as most walkable city

Portland has the donuts, Seattle has the coffee and Vancouver, B.C. has the … sidewalks. Walk Score, a Seattle-based company that promotes walkable neighborhoods, just ranked the most walkable cities in Canada and Vancouver, B.C. took the top spot with a “Walk Score” of 78. That beats out Seattle (74) and Portland (66) as the most… Read More


Small business, big impact: Support your local shops this holiday with Walk Score

When Black Friday and Cyber Monday roll around every year, big-name businesses usually dominate the conversation and airwaves. Walk Score, a Seattle-based company that promotes walkable neighborhoods, wants to remind us that it’s important to support local shops amid all the corporate advertisements this holiday season. Walk Score is joining Small Business Saturday in asking people to… Read More

Bike sign in Seattle. Photo via Robert Ashworth

Bike Score arrives, analyzing the most bike-friendly cities

You’ve heard of Walk Score, which assigns a ranking of 0 to 100 to homes and apartments based on how close they are to schools, transit, restaurants and more. Now, the folks behind that Seattle startup are rolling out the much-anticipated companion to that service: Bike Score. Like the name suggests, Bike Score rates the… Read More


KidScore: The best places to eat with your screaming kids

As a parent with an energetic toddler, I sometimes struggle to find restaurants that have the right balance of good food and entertainment when dining with a two-and-a-half year old. For the most part, we’ve relied on word-of-mouth, getting recommendations from other parents of the best spots. (We love Fremont Brewing Co. and The Ridge… Read More


Walk Score reveals transit system rankings of 25 cities

Walk Score, which has made a name for itself ranking neighborhoods by how easy it is to walk to amenities and transit, is now rolling out its first ratings of entire public transit systems. The new rankings leverage Walk Score‘s Transit Score index to evaluate residents’ access to public transportation, overall, in 25 cities. Perhaps not… Read More