September 12, 2014
Haymarket is the leading Walkable Suburbs in Australia!
Sydney and Melbourne are by far Australia’s most walkable cities according to US company Walk Score, which released walkability rankings of Australia’s largest cities last week. Haymarket is ranked as the leading suburb for walkability!
Walkability is a term much loved in planning circles. It summarises key urban qualities like density, design and diversity of uses. It extends the simple idea of compactness to also include connectedness and variety of destinations.
In Sydney, 194,885 residents or 5.6% of the metropolitan population live in a ‘walker’s paradise’ and in Melbourne it’s 162,347, or 4.5% of the metro population.