Laid out in the 19th century by French architect Adrien de Pauger, New Orleans once solely consisted of the dense, grid-like Vieux Carre, and the city spread from there. Because it was created in a car-less world and designed for pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages, it’s no surprise that New Orleans remains compact and highly walkable, especially in its older neighborhoods.
But how do New Orleans neighborhoods compare in terms of walkability?
This Week, Curbed New Orleans mapped out 17 neighborhoods, ranking them from most to least walkable based on data from Walk Score. Using a 100-point scale, the data firm ranks neighborhoods based on general pedestrian safety and ease of completing errands on foot. Walk Score rated more than 72 neighborhoods, rating the New Orleans as a whole at 58, which is somewhat walkable.
Here’s a list of the most and least walkable neighborhoods in the city. Want to see more neighborhood scores? Check out Walk Score’s official website.Read More