(Unofficial) Python Bindings for the WalkScore API
The WalkScore Library is a Python library that provides Python bindings for the WalkScore API. It enables you to retrieve WalkScores, TransitScores, and BikeScores from the API within your Python code.
The WalkScore Library is completely unaffiliated with WalkScore. It is entirely unofficial and was developed based on publicly available documentation of the WalkScore APIs published to the WalkScore website. Use of WalkScore is subject to WalkScore’s licenses and terms of service, and this library is not endorsed by WalkScore or any affiliates thereof.
To install WalkScore, just execute:
$ pip install walkscore-api
Key WalkScore Features¶
Built-in back-off/retry logic if the WalkScore API is unstable at any moment in time
Robust error handling to surface meaningful information to help you debug your code.
1. Import the WalkScore API¶
from walkscore import WalkScoreAPI
2. Initialize the API¶
You can either use a single object to communicate with all of the available WalkScore APIs, or initialize a single object for each API:
api_key = 'YOUR API KEY GOES HERE' score_api = WalkScoreAPI(api_key = api_key)
3. Retrieve a Score¶
address = '123 Anyplace St Anywhere, AK 12345' result = score_api.get_score(longitude = 123.45, latitude = 54.321, address = address) # the WalkScore for the location result.walk_score # the TransitScore for the location result.transit_score # the BikeScore for the location result.bike_score
We welcome contributions and pull requests! For more information, please see the Contributor Guide
Detailed information about our test suite and how to run tests locally can be found in our Testing Reference.