Your location plays a big part in determining how reliant you are on your personal vehicle—which is a major factor in your ability to make more sustainable travel choices (transit, walking) that reduce emissions and help mitigate climate change.
A walkable community, in particular, can be a very smart choice for reducing transportation expenses, minimizing your carbon footprint and promoting an active lifestyle that contributes to better health.
When evaluating a location, consider proximity to:
- Work – Can you avoid driving to and from work?
- Transit – Are you within a 5-minute walk of a regular bus stop or a 10-minute walk of a rapid bus or rail?
- Amenities – Do you have quick and easy access to services, groceries, restaurants and shopping?
- Parks and Greenspace – Are there nearby walking trails, dog parks or sports fields?
Did You Know?
Every address in Edmonton has a Walk Score and is sometimes included on MLS listings.