http://www.walkscore.com; gives walk score for a community.
This is a general overview of a few public transit systems in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia. The author dos a fair job of showing how the new interest in public transit is playing out in progressive communities and how (Toronto) some a failing miserably, while others (Vancouver) have exponential advantages thanks to their public transit. A good read for those seeking some understanding of the issues and a way to draw back the curtain of ignorance that pits the lowly automobile against the forces of community, progress, and civilization. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/why-toronto-transit-is-tragic-and-what-canadians-can-learn-from-colombia/article9173493/