Nov 17, 2023 - Sports

Toyota Center ranks nationally for walkability

Walking to Toyota Center to see the Rockets is a breeze. Photo: Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images

Toyota Center is among the most walkable NBA stadiums in the country.

Driving the news: The arena has a transit score of 85 out of 100, according to Walk Score, a Redfin company that promotes walkable neighborhoods.

  • Toyota Center ranked eighth among 29 NBA stadiums.

What's happening: Redfin measured how well NBA arenas are served by public transportation.

  • The company assigns nearby transit routes a "usefulness" value on frequency, type and distance between stops.
  • A transit score of 90–100 means public transportation near the arena is world class, and a score of 70–89 means there are convenient transportation options for most trips.
Data: Walk Score; Graphic: Axios Visuals
Data: Walk Score; Graphic: Axios Visuals

Between the lines: Toyota Center is five blocks from Metro's Red Line in downtown.

  • Pro tip: If you're taking public transportation to the arena, your best bet is finding a bus that takes you to one of several transit centers along the Red Line and then taking the train to Bell station.

By the numbers: Five NBA arenas have a transit score of 100, according to WalkScore, including TD Garden in Boston and Madison Square Garden in New York.

  • Paycom Center, FedExForum and San Antonio's Frost Bank Center rank the lowest.

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


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