Definition of walkable in US English:



  • 1(of an area or route) suitable or safe for walking.

    ‘a walkable neighborhood’
    ‘the path is flush with the surface of the glacier, but it's firm and walkable’
    • ‘Copenhagen is indeed wonderful, for it is easygoing, upbeat, and walkable.’
    • ‘The walls are walkable, a good place to peer down at the city streets or over at the distant Welsh mountains.’
    • ‘I found that the city is quite walkable; in fact none of the sites downtown were more than a six-block walk from our hotel.’
    • ‘For one thing, Inner London remains essentially walkable.’
    • ‘Split itself is a highly civilised, easily walkable town.’
    • ‘The city centre is surprisingly small and very walkable.’
    • ‘A half-dozen museums and many elegant Victorian homes are within a few miles of the city's utterly walkable downtown.’
    • ‘And because Aspen is level, walkable, and easy to get around, we decided not to rent a car.’
    • ‘Today Niles is a charmingly walkable area to explore.’
    • ‘I adore Bombay, the most exciting and walkable city in the world.’
    hard, solid, unyielding, resistant
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    1. 1.1 (of a destination) close enough to be reached by walking.
      ‘this hotel is walkable from the bus station’
      • ‘That should mean not forcing more car-dependence and more fossil fuel burning by closing neighbourhood walkable libraries.’
      • ‘Public policies promote building new schools on outlying land at the expense of small, walkable, community-centered schools in older neighborhoods.’
      • ‘I prefer walkable shopping centres and don't wish to encourage blank out-of-town boxes.’
      • ‘We said that our school needed to be inside the community, it needed to be a walkable school.’
      • ‘Community living should be encouraged with offices, schools, shops and services located within walkable distances.’
      • ‘The distance between Main Road and the station fell below the recommended two kilometres, which is seen as walkable, but the council claimed it was too far.’
      • ‘Try coming across the river to Cambridge - it's walkable from the Fleet Center.’
      • ‘Neighbours are incensed at the spectre of losing yet another walkable grocer.’
      • ‘This challenges the concept of 800-metre walkable catchments for train stations.’
      • ‘Few students think of Baltimore as a hip place with affordable, walkable shops and bars and restaurants where they want to go.’
      • ‘Moreton in Marsh (walkable from Bourton on the Hill) has services to London Paddington, Oxford, Worcester and Hereford.’
      near, adjacent, in close proximity, close at hand, near at hand
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