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[waw-kuh-buh l] /ˈwɔ kə bəl/
capable of being traveled, crossed, or covered by walking:
a walkable road; a walkable distance.
suited to or adapted for walking:
walkable shoes.
Origin of walkable
1730-40; walk + -able
Related forms
walkability, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for walkable
  • People take cars for walkable trips in part because such trips are boring and unattractive.
  • walkable metropolises and health clubs would improve the experience of living in urban areas.
  • Yet this suburb was a city before cars existed, making it especially dense, walkable and charming.
  • In cities and suburbs alike, walkable neighborhoods linked by train are the future.
  • Now, there is a sense of isolation, in that it feels much more walkable internally than externally.
  • It is incredibly walkable, active with life but seldom feeling overwhelming to the pedestrian.
  • Cities are gradually becoming more compact and walkable.
  • In many cases, the real obstacle to creating walkable communities is local zoning regulations.
  • There is a state-of-the-art aquarium with beluga whales, sharks and snapping turtles, along with a highly walkable downtown area.
  • The city offers a plethora of small museums, interesting and walkable neighborhoods and history around every corner.

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