Is There a "Goldilocks Density"- Not Too High, Not Too Low, But Just Right?

Guelph Walkscore

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guelph walkscore

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But what really with mess with their brains is the fact that you don't even have to live in the city. The fact is, you get just as high a walkscore in small towns across the United States and Canada; if you live downtown and can walk to the store or bike to work, you are going to get a good walkscore.

Americans who want to play this game have a much better tool in Abogo, which uses more databases of information to really estimate the carbon footprint of where you live. I suspect that it would produce some real surprises in terms of what densities and what building types lead to the lowest footprint.