As promised, I'm moving through Metro Rail's lines to see how the walkability of their stops stacks up. Read this post to learn more about the Walk Score measurement I use. This post covers the Green Line.
The scores can be interpreted as follows:
90-100: Walker's Paradise
70-89: Very Walkable
50-69: Somewhat Walkable
25-49: Car Dependent
0-24: [Very] Car Dependent
The Green Line is less walkable than the Blue Line. Unlike the Blue Line, none of the Green Line's stations reach the "Walker's Paradise" level. I've subjectively documented the western Green Line stations in this post. It turns out that the stations inside the 105 expressway are actually less walkable than the western stations. I guess this makes sense since you have to walk a bit just to be clear of the expressway itself. Here are the highlights:
Mean: 58.7 (Somewhat Walkable)
High: 83 (Douglas)
Low: 37 (LAX/Aviation & Avalon)
And here are the data:
|Stop Name||Walk Score|
Overall I'm disappointed but not surprised by the results. The Green Line's ridership is significantly lower than that of the Blue Line. If we're going to boost that ridership, we need to make sure there's actually something within walking distance when people get off of the train.