Do you happen to know your neighborhood's walkscore? Go to www.walkscore.com to find out how "walker friendly" your neighborhood or town is. My corner of the People's republic of Hillcrest only received a 62 which is insane when you consider all the walkers and runners that live around here and all of the shops within easy walking distance.
I wrote them about it and they said they are working out the bugs still. But it is a pretty cool little site. Check it out!