Nov 6, 2023 - Economy & Business

NBA arenas with best and worst transit scores

Data: Walk Score; Graphic: Axios Visuals
Data: Walk Score; Graphic: Axios Visuals

TD Garden, Capital One Arena and Barclays Center are among the NBA arenas with perfect transit scores, according to a new ranking.

What's happening: Walk Score, a Redfin company that promotes walkable neighborhoods, measured how well NBA arenas are served by public transportation.

  • The company assigns a "usefulness" value to the nearby transit routes on frequency, type and distance between stops.
  • A transit score of 90–100 means public transportation near the arena is world class; 70–89 scores have convenient transportation options for most trips; 50–69 scores have many nearby public transit options; 25–49 scores have few nearby public transportation options; 0–24 scores mean it is possible to get on a bus.

By the numbers: There are four cities with NBA arenas that have a transit score of 100 according to Walk Score.

  • Paycom Center, FedExForum and Frost Bank Center rank the lowest.

Be smart: There are 30 NBA teams and 29 arenas — the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers play in the same arena.

Editor's note: This story was corrected to say there are four cities with NBA arenas that have a score of 100, not five.

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