Transit Score vs Walk Score

I asked for my Transit Score and the site gave me my Walk Score.

Proximity to public transit absolutely should influence Walk Score.

Transit Score is appears to be hidden with no obvious link.

My house is a five minute walk to two different major inter-urban public transportation systems - that does not appear to be factored into my Walk Score.

I would say that walking proximity to inter-urban public transportation BY DEFINITION should result in a perfect 100 score.
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  • Aleisha (Official Rep) March 14, 2012 21:09
    Walk Score and Transit Score are calculated separately. Transit Score is only available in areas where the local transit agency/agencies provide open data. If data is available in your area, your Transit Score will be shown below the Walk Score Neighborhood Map.

    You can see the full list of cities where Transit Score is available here: http://walk.sc/sAkxg2
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  • I agree that Walkscore would be greatly improved if it accounted for proximity of bike trails and public transportation.

    We moved this past month from a rural community to a metropolitan area. Our new place easily rates a 95, where most daily errands do not require a car, but you give it a 52, only "Somewhat walkable."

    Even though our past residence, "very walkable" at 75, was close to a grocery and post office, etc.; it was geographically distant from any employment centers. People had to commute by car or rely on public transit that ran every 2.5 hours. Bicycle commuting was not feasible.

    In our new community, again supposedly a "52," we are less than 500 feet from a central bus line that runs every half-hour to 20 minutes. A bicycle trail is only a few blocks away.

    Our reliance on auto use is significantly lower here in spite of what Walkscore says.
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  • Aleisha (Official Rep) May 14, 2013 20:37
    Thanks for your feedback. Transit Score and Bike Score are calculated separately. Transit Score is available in nearly 300 cities and Bike Score recently expanded to 100 cities.
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