Yet another Google-based data mashup is WalkScore, which plots locations against nearby businesses and civic destinations. The results are shown via Google Maps, with the most walkable destinations listed alongside. Locations are also assessed for general walkability. It's probably the first climate change/peak oil mashup - the first of many.
Scoring our house was entertaining. Living on top of mountains means some things are walkable, but not businesses, usually. We scored a brilliant 0 out of 100. Or, in Google Maps representation, note the zone right around our house:
What's interesting is where the results point us. We normally drive down to East Middlebury or Middlebury, but WalkScore shows many Lincoln destinations to be comparable, or closer. We'll see about biking these before the snows come.