April 26, 2012
We're Number 10!
Transit service is a painful topic right now, but we might want to take a second to remember that relative to a lot of other places, we're still in a pretty good place (but will never be complacent).
The good folks at WalkScore have released a ranking of major metros by their aggregate TransitScore - and Portland comes in at a very respectable #10 nationally (as reported by GeekWire).
April 26, 2012 12:33 PM
Do these rankings cover entire metro areas, or just the cities themselves?
April 26, 2012 4:53 PM
John Reinhold Says:
Almost as telling as the cities on this list are the cities _not_ on this list. How many people in the nation live in cities with no realistic transit access to speak of?
Noticably absent are the mid-south and deep-south. Nothing at all from Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, or Louisiana.
However, I find it impressive that Texas had 4 make the list. California unsurprisingly led with 5. Ohio Scored two which is good for the midwest.
Perhaps, though, even more telling than the top 25 is how _quickly_ the scores drop. The top 10 gets us all the way down to 50, while the 25th best score in the country is only a 23!
April 26, 2012 4:55 PM
AL M Says:
Look Chris this is America dammit!
If your not #1 your just another loser!
April 26, 2012 6:36 PM
Worse than Miami? Really? Ever been to Miami? They must have made some HUGE improvements since I was there last.
April 26, 2012 11:19 PM
Joseph E Says:
John Rheinold, California had 5 on the list, because it has 5 out of the 25 largest cities which offer open transit data
Sacramento and San Diego scored poorly, because large areas of population have access to only a few buses a day within walking distance.
Some of the southern cities are missing because they do not provide enough public data on transit in a format that Walkscore can use.