Albuquerque has been ranked among a list of walkable cities in America, by Walk Score’s 2011 ranking of U.S. cities.
The Duke City scored a 48 on the group’s 100-point scale, ranking it 28th among America’s 50 largest cities.
The study seeks to quantify the difficulty of living a “car-lite” lifestyle in a given city.
New York, where just two-percent of city dwellers live in so-called car-dependent neighborhoods, earned the ranking’s top spot (with an 85.3 score), followed by San Francisco (84.9), Boston (79.2) and Chicago (74.3).
Forty-nine percent of Albuquerque dwellers live in neighborhoods where owning a car is deemed a necessity.
The cities at the bottom of the list include Fort Worth (36.1), Oklahoma City (35.6), Charlotte (34.3) and Jacksonville (32.6).
Walk Score’s study considered the number of amenities in a neighborhood and their proximity to residents. The closer grocery stores, restaurants, banks, coffee shops, schools, etc. are to residents, the higher the score that neighborhood receives.