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 Through programs to build more housing in downtown corridors and make communities more walkable, Newsom threaded his efforts to tackle climate change throughout his budget proposal. Kathleen Ronayne, ajc, 15 Jan. 2022 In New York, walkable neighborhoods close to parks, shops, and services became even more prized during the pandemic. Diana Budds, Curbed, 23 Dec. 2021 If Riley doesn’t mind taking the 10 Freeway to work every day, Santa Monica offers walkable neighborhoods and easy access to some of the L.A. area’s most iconic beaches. Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2021 Councilman Jim LeMay said the subject of the trail and the possibility of adding sidewalks are related in terms of making the city more walkable. cleveland, 23 Sep. 2021 Pine Bluff and Jefferson County have been working to revitalize Pine Bluff's Main Street and make the city more walkable, said Allison Thompson, president of the Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County. Tess Vrbin, Arkansas Online, 16 Aug. 2021 The heavy lifting will be turning the blueprint for the area into a more walkable reality. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 The future for them looks more walkable and more flexible. Cathy Hackl, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 Families with little kids often hightail it out, but the native of Spain wanted to settle down in a walkable city with a European flair. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of walkable

1736, in the meaning defined above

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“Walkable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkable. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of walkable

: suitable for walking


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