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Rank which places are important to ME!

It would be awesome if one could rank the amenities/places that they value the most. For example, "Movie Theaters" is not important to me at all, whereas being able to walk to "Grocery Stores" is very important. The ranking by each individual user could provide a Walk Score that is relevant to them.
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  • EMPLOYEE
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    Thanks for the feedback, Brandon! Letting people rank which amenities are important to them would be an interesting feature. However, we also want Walk Score to be a standard for easy comparison between locations.

    -Aleisha
    • "However, we also want Walk Score to be a standard for easy comparison between locations."

      But if we were comparing locations based on what it important to us it would be much easier to make comparisons.

      Right now the WalkScore is neither accurate nor useful. Don't get me wrong, I think the WalkScore is a great idea but it needs serious help before it is a useful tool. And as long as the scores are based on convenience stores and fast food joints it tells me nothing.
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    I see & agree with both your points of view. I definitely think that you should keep a basic WalkScore that counts all things equally for everyone, but I think that, for those who want it, there should also be a way to weigh certain things more heavily than others.
    For example: Parents with young children would likely be more interested in parks, & schools than restaurants. Dog owners would want to have pet stores, vets & off leash parks nearby, whereas others might prefer to be close to health food stores, gyms & other fitness amenities. People have so many different priorities & somewhere that might be great for one person might end being inconvenient for someone else...
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  • Absolutely! I just posted the same request. If the methodology is just to give the most points to the amenities you choose then it doesn't break if you are looking for the same things in VA or CA. I think that adding on some of the other considerations of sidewalks, closeness to major roads, topography, etc. that have also been suggested will truly make the score reflect "walkability" and not just "closeness to stuff" regardless of how easy it really is to get to. However, baby steps, I'm more interested in the tailored score first and then true walkability second.
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  • I also just posted a similar request, but it does not involve chaging a standard , whihc I think is important. I would just like to use a personal walkscore with different weightings to compare properties. Being able to download the tables of scores in .csv form would be simple to implement and allow be to taylor weightings to my needs.
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