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 This may partly reflect the growing popularity of bicycle commuting and walkable urban neighborhoods—NHTSA's report doesn't estimate how the numbers of urban pedestrians and cyclists on the road have changed since 2010. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Car crashes killed 36,096 people in the US in 2019," 19 Dec. 2020 Most high-rises are in walkable neighborhoods, close to museums, top restaurants and professional sports venues. Dallas News, "High-rise living ‘raises the luxury bar’," 13 Dec. 2020 The National Landing development is meant to be a walkable dense community with immediate access to public transit and a variety of shops and restaurants. Washington Post, "Amazon update: Second headquarters development and the area’s housing market," 19 Nov. 2020 The town has a walkable downtown with many historic buildings and sits near Owasco Lake, a popular spot for both swimming and boating. James Leggate, Fox News, "'Haunted' New York castle auction ending on Halloween," 30 Oct. 2020 Plans don't stop at public art — there's the possibility of unique, walkable development coming to the area. Joshua Bowling, The Arizona Republic, "Peoria voters could shape the future of the city's development with Proposition 445," 21 Oct. 2020 Several members of the county’s taxpayers association and Berkeley residents filed an opposition letter saying that ride-hailing companies provide an essential service to residents coming from the Berkeley hills and other less walkable areas. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "Berkeley has a packed November ballot with police reform, taxes up for a vote," 1 Oct. 2020 And Margaux's dainty Demi style is a longtime fan favorite for its demure elegance and walkable versatility. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Margaux Now Lets You Monogram Your Demi Flats," 13 Nov. 2020 There are also sleek, square-toe leather ankle boots to satisfy any minimalist, while chunkier, walkable platform boots are available for those who still crave a bit of heel height. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Vogue’s Ultimate Fall (and Winter!) Boot Guide Is Here," 9 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of walkable

1736, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Walkable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkable. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of walkable

: suitable for walking

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