Miami Ranks #1 In New Walkability Study

A new study focusing on walkability and bikeability has ranked Miami ahead of every other U.S. city – by far.

The study analyzed the 78 biggest cities in the U.S.

Miami came up with a surprisingly high walk and bike score, plus the highest scores for proximity to dining & parks, child care center density, school density, and medical access, according to moveBuddha.

A transformation of the city is in full swing, the website noted, thanks to a collection of small urban meccas across the city with pedestrian-friendly designs.

Other efforts are underway including projects like the Underline working to repurpose surfaces under the Metrorail into gardens, walking paths, and open-air gyms.

The study used data sources including Google Places and government records to rank density of amenities such as dining, parks, and health facilities.

Walk and bike scores in the ranking were sourced from WalkScore.com.

One area where Miami did not score as well was housing affordability.

Second place in the study overall went to San Francisco, which still had a score that ranked well below Miami.

 

 

(source: moveBuddha)

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Anonymous
1 month ago

We also rank #1 for public transit and #2 for best snow storms

Anonymous
1 month ago

lmao exactly. Having lived in London, NYC and Miami, there is no way Miami scores higher than cities with a more centralized urban core. Unless this is just for downtown and Brickell this study makes no sense. You can’t walk to Doral. Once in Doral you can’t walk anywhere….. You can’t walk from Brickell to Midtown….. You can’t walk from Coral Gables to anywhere outside of the Gables. This study is either flawed or looking at a very specific geo area.

Anonymous
1 month ago

City of Miami. Not Metro Miami-Dade. Look at the population.

EJS
1 month ago

I totally agree with this post. Who did this study? Mama? Suárez?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The study is limited to The City of Miami (Downtown, Brickell, Midtown, Little Havana, Coconut Grove etc)

Anonymous
1 month ago

they are talking about 15 minutes. I live in little havana and I have all kind of services and amenities within few blocks, gym, pharmacies, convenient stores, gas station, barber shop, bus stops, trolley and exactly 1 mile east I have Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But yet you still drive to those locations.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We have a stalker here…

s.k
1 month ago

You have many more services and amenities in NYC within 15 walkable minutes than Little Havana, Brickell, and some parts of Downtown combined.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Your city of New York is alot older than Miami it shouldn’t be compared at all we are growing very rapidly but don’t want or need to be compared to any state

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you sir!

Anonymous
1 month ago

We’re most interested interested citywide modern in fl and only place all year’s around with tropical climate weather’s

Azarius
1 month ago

This is so misleading to ppl who don’t live here lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Better than NYC? Are you kidding me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who pays these fake azzz companies for these BS reports? I mean seriously? As if some fake stuff like this is going to change anyone’s mind from believing what they actually see. And the folks here who grab on to these types of suspect reports are just trying too hard for the pretty girl to see them. Over here, over here, look at me, look at me. Jesus.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ah yes, MoveBuddha.com! The authority on… wait, who is that?

Just because the population lives close to Publix or restaurants doesn’t mean a city is walker friendly. Perfect example, they rank Miami as highly bikeable and riding your bike down 90% of the roads here is a death wish.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Perfect example, they rank Miami as highly bikeable and riding your bike down 90% of the roads here is a death wish”

Lol… if I had said that, they would’ve flagged me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is not only bikablity, it is also ranks health and safety. Miami is remarkably safe for a major city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love walking around in July and August with temps above 95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Did you know we are the only major city in the mainland US that has never recorded a temperature above 100 F. Our city is borderline Tropical/ Sub-Tropical located right at sea level surrounded by very warm ocean currents. Summer is going to hot and humid and very unpleasant. Is it unbearable to be outside? That will vary from person to person, but for the most part you can be outside – unlike up north were you’d be hard pressed to find people outdoors for hours on end in the worst months of winter. Go to a park now and you’ll see them packed. Tropical climates are what they are. Personally, I feel blessed to live in Miami where yes, the summers are hot, but I never have to live without the sun and I do not have to contend with the snow, ice or frigid temps.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Was not aware that Miami had such exceptional child care

Anonymous
1 month ago

…or sidewalks wide enough for a stroller and a walker to be side by side.

Anonymously
1 month ago

if there are sidewalks at all

Anonymous
1 month ago

When you compare daycare costs to other major cities, Miami, is the most affordable. By far. Even compared to smaller more affordable metros like Charlotte, Austin, Denver, etc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s crazy considering we’re number 1 in pedestrian hit and runs

Anonymous
1 month ago

it’s not true orlando is the most dangerous city for pedestrians not miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s because they have many more tourists than we do.

Anonymously
1 month ago

Got hit by a car riding my bike! Would not recommend it

Anonymous
1 month ago

well this is good news since its becoming faster to walk anywhere then try to drive in gridlocked traffic!!!!…..LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

People need to realize that the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County are two different entities lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Y’all know April fool’s passed right?

POLO
1 month ago

It’s bad when housing affodability (2.9) is below San Francisco’s (3.3)!

POLO
1 month ago

…affordability

Anonymous
1 month ago

San Fran has (had) high paying jobs in abundance.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ve never laughed harder.

There are only three viable bike paths in the downtown core, those being the Rickenbacker and Venetian Causeways and M-Path under the metrorail. The remaining majority of bike lanes are shared right-hand lanes on the street, providing no safety whatsoever from old, distracted, and/or texting drivers. There are no other exclusive, separated bike paths.

As for the M-Path, anyone who has biked between Brickell and Grove Station knows how ruined the asphalt is. There are large roots growing through the path and displacing pavement, large gaps that last several blocks, and no water fountains or lights (yet). It is in disrepair, and won’t be addressed by the underline for many years.

It seems as though these people have never actually visited Miami. We could- and should- be doing much better. Hopefully Plan Z actually happens.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Depends on where you live. I can walk to gyms, grocery stores, banks, variety of restaurants, dry cleaners, barber, ice cream store, many nail salons, and a psychic. Still need and use a car, though.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not a study and Miami could be #1 , but it’s not. Far from a walkers paradise. Hopefully one day, and with the work of some good people we may get there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Baywalk River walk and The Underline will keep improving Miami accessibility. Pedestrian/Bike tunnels under the river would do even more to alleviate bridge traffic. Which would be useful and improve the livability of the area.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I live in Edgewater, one of the most walkable areas in Miami and I can tell you that compared to several non-US cities the walkability of Miami is a joke. If this is what’s considered walkable in the US and Miami really is the most walkable American city then that is a depressing thing to know.

Anonymous
1 month ago

My guess is they only considered Downtown and Brickell. Though overall the City of Miami itself is pretty walkable in many neighborhoods though definitely not true in the rest of the county.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Study brought to you by the City of Miami…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Those are all lies. Miami is not walkable, and the public transit sucks. With a train that doesn’t go anywhere. So stop lying to yourself!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

the city of miami is walkable brickell downtown, edge water, little havana , wynwood the design and Mimo district are also walkable, other neighborhoods of miami dade county like Sobe and north beach are very walkable

Daniel
1 month ago

FacePalm 🤦‍♂️

Anonymous
1 month ago

If I have to drive to get to a park in order to walk that doesn’t mean walkable!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami is worse than SanFran for housing affordability? I don’t think so.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami’s housing costs to income ratio does indeed fair as poorly as SF. SF housing costs much higher than Miami, but incomes also far higher.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So much for the “intellectual” reason of why San Francisco has so many homeless people with no jobs is because of the lack of affordable housing. It’s almost like there’s another underlying factor they want you to disregard…

Anonymous
1 month ago

That factor is free handouts…you know, the factor YOU are ignoring libtard.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well “walkability” is subjective when with every other city on that list, except for Cincinnati and Boston’s decent parts, you run the risk of being shot.

Brandon
1 month ago

Miami is definitely walkable, Miami Beach even more so.

But any walkability study where New York City isn’t in the top ten is crazily suspect.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hahaha, this is B.S. Part of why the Underline has been so successful in securing grants is because Miami is such a dangerous place to walk and bike. We’re heading in the right direction but would put cities like Austin, Boulder, and SF ahead of us as of now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please – many of you need to learn the difference between the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County. This is a study comparing cities. Not surrounding suburban areas

Anonymous
1 month ago

This MUST have been done by a team that lives far away from Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not only it’s not a walkable city, the weather doesn’t encourage walking unless you want to die of a stroke or heat dehydration. Guys,, it’s miserable out there even at 7am!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Walk where? It’s sections you can walk around once you’ve parked!?! No walkability No public transportation in the city of Miami or Miami Dade county

Anonymous
1 month ago

Funniest story about Miami…ever.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Damn this story brought out the Negative Nancys in Droves! Get out and walk around a little lol.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wonder why this is a report on “walkability” and then we see a picture of people gathered around the Tower Bar?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes. #1 in Walkability in the country for chickens, not people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

HA!.. you got me rolling on the floor lmfao!