Walkability Map from WalkScore
The online site WalkScore has released their first ranking of US city transit systems. Out of the 25 surveyed, Raleigh ranks at #25. Not to be surprised, Raleigh's Transit Score bottoms out at 23 with its Walk Score at 41. On a good note, it looks like Downtown Raleigh (or the Central neighborhood, as they refer to it), has a nice 75 Walk Score, with the transit score lagging behind at 52. While hard to compare to NYC, it is unfortunate to see Raleigh at the bottom of the list. Luckily, projects like Walk Raleigh, Rickshaws the R-Line buses have helped the effort on foot over the past few years, as well as the number of businesses that now call downtown home. Hopefully future transit options for Downtown and beyond will help this number in the coming years.
Walk Score's first ranking of U.S. city transit systems (rated by its Transit Score index) reveals which cities offer residents the best access to public transportation. Transit Score, the only national, quantitative rating of access to public transit, measures how well a location is served by public transportation, and is based on data released in a standard open format by public transit agencies.
See all of Raleigh's numbers over at WalkScore.