10 Most Convenient Cities in America
Walk Score: 79.2
Transit Score: 74
Bike Score: 68
This city was built on density, mostly because it needed to be. Its first transit was drawn by animals, and putting vast tracts of space between points A and B wouldn't help anyone. Today the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End and Fenway are among the easiest neighborhoods to walk in the country. Boston and surrounding areas such as Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline have also made an effort to improve bike infrastructure by adding bike lanes and racks. Though it's deeply in debt and seems to run solely on local complaints and vitriol, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's subway, bus, light rail and commuter rail system still carries just under 400 million riders a year. That includes 150 million on a subway that's had portions running since 1897, making it the oldest in America.
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