walk·​able | \ ˈwȯ-kə-bəl \

Definition of walkable

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

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Pick up one of her signature tees and a Coffeehaus espresso and then grab a five-minute Uber over to Corktown to wander down one of the city’s most walkable streets, Michigan Avenue. Leslie Pariseau, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Days in Detroit," 3 Oct. 2018 Photo: Central Atlanta Progress As living and working in walkable urban centers becomes more popular, interest has risen in such projects, which are often called deck parks. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways With Parks," 1 Jan. 2019 Who built our dream city with shiny, swooping public transportation, a walkable core, and skyscrapers made of brick, concrete and vibranium? Mark Lamster, Curbed, "2018 in architecture: The good, the bad, and the urbanism," 27 Dec. 2018 Now, the two-wheelers—which make sprawling, un-walkable downtowns easier to explore and give you an option other than Uber to get to just-out-of-reach neighborhoods—have a behemoth's stamp of approval. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Google Maps Now Shows You How Long It Would Take to Go By Scooter," 13 Dec. 2018 In the last 10 years, the borough worked closely with developers and SEPTA to create a denser, more walkable downtown. Jason Laughlin, Philly.com, "Lansdale exists because of the railroad. Now those tracks may be key to its future," 19 June 2018 For decades, planners, mayors, and activists have promoted the dense, walkable downtown as the solution to a vast array of problems. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "Downtown Nashville Is Supposed to Be the Model of the Walkable 21st-Century City. I’m Not So Sure.," 8 June 2018 Pit stop Each town has a walkable downtown that took shape when railroad stations were the centers of economic and social life. Brian Coyne, San Francisco Chronicle, "Biking along Marin’s old North Pacific Coast Railroad," 17 May 2018 What convinced them to settle in Mount Kisco, in northern Westchester, was the bustling, walkable downtown. Susan Hodara, New York Times, "Mount Kisco, N.Y.: Affordable, Walkable and Multicultural," 18 Apr. 2018

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1736, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of walkable

: suitable for walking

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