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Canandaigua, Geneva score well for walkability, but Auburn scores lower

The city of Canandaigua is more walkable than most. It’s a distinction made clear by Canandaigua’s recent rating on Walkscore.com.

It was rated a 78-out-of-100.

The metrics include walkability for essential errands, and other accommodations for pedestrians. Those include shopping, dining, access to groceries, proximity to parks and schools, as well as culture and entertainment.


“We want pedestrians and motorists to be able to access and get where they need to go,” City Manager John Goodwin told The Messenger Post. He admitted that the sidewalk system isn’t perfect, but the city continues to focus on making regular improvements.

For comparison, the website rates downtown Geneva with a 72 on the same metrics. Meanwhile, Auburn scores a 52, which is the lowest among cities in the Finger Lakes.



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