walk·​able | \ ˈwȯ-kə-bəl How to pronounce walkable (audio) \

Definition of walkable

: capable of or suitable for being walked a very walkable city a walkable distance

Examples of walkable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a fashion consultant, Arnhold’s own style and expertise informed the walkable heels and special details, or lack thereof. Vogue, "Found: Fall’s Most Understated, Elegant Boots and Flats—And They’re Less Than $250," 18 Oct. 2019 That means ensuring public safety, maintaining roads, sidewalks and bike lanes, developing good jobs in walkable neighborhoods, supporting our children, fighting back against intolerance, and siding with the people against the powerful. Pioneer Press Elections Team, Twin Cities, "ST. PAUL CITY COUNCIL WARD 2," 14 Oct. 2019 Why walkable suburban neighborhoods are hard to create There are fundamentally two kinds of neighborhoods: high-density neighborhoods oriented around walking and transit, and low-density neighborhoods oriented around cars. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "How self-driving shuttles could enable car-free living in the suburbs," 11 Oct. 2019 This walkable neighborhood is accessible by light rail, so be green and hop on the Green Line. Washington Post, "St. Paul," 9 Oct. 2019 The studio is located in the backyard of a home in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, which is one of the city's most walkable neighborhoods. Gabrielle Sorto, CNN, "A San Diego backyard shed is for rent for $1,050 a month," 2 Oct. 2019 As someone who commutes to work in Manhattan from Brooklyn, walkable shoes are non-negotiable. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Why I'm Wearing These Black Boots Everywhere This Fall," 20 Sep. 2019 Cities once had walkable layouts, mixed zoning, and efficient mass transit. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "America’s transportation do-over could be a utopia or dystopia. It’s up to us.," 19 Aug. 2019 Friday: Plans to make exurban sprawl more walkable. J.d. Morris, SFChronicle.com, "California trumpets its climate leadership. But wildfires and flying could stymie its goals," 16 Sep. 2019

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1736, in the meaning defined above

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12 Nov 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of walkable

: suitable for walking

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