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LA Neighborhoods Ranked 9th Most Walkable, Long Beach Gets 8th
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Remember Walkscore, the website where you type in your address and the spit out a score rating the walkability of your neighborhood? Today, they released America's Most Walkable Neighborhoods and Los Angeles came out at #9. #9?!?! Well, it's not for the city as a whole, but rather for certain neighborhoods, specifically Mid City West, Downtown, Hollywood.
Ahead one step of Los Angeles is Long Beach at number 8 with their downtown and the Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights neighborhoods listed as walkable. San Francisco came in at #1, San Diego at #16, San Jose at #17 and Fresno at #19,
They are also using the list to promote some civic action. "We need your help to create more walkable neighborhoods," wrote Matt Lerner of Front Seat, the software company who runs Walkscore, in an e-mail. "Please sign this petition to Congress to support more walking, biking, and transit in the 2009 Transportation Bill (the Transportation Bill only comes along once a decade)."