09 Nov '12, 4pm

Walkonomics App Scores Walkability of Streets

Walkonomics App Scores Walkability of Streets

Say you're in a new city (or even the one you live in) and want to walk somewhere instead of driving or taking public transportation, you can always get walking directions from Google Maps, but those directions don't tell you whether you actually want to be walking on those roads. That's where the new Walkonomics App comes in. The app lets people look up the walkability of any street in New York, San Francisco and England and not just based on how many destinations are within walking distance. The app offers 5-star ratings in eight different categories : Road safety Easy to cross Pavement/Sidewalk Hilliness Navigation Fear of crime Smart & beautiful Fun & relaxing © Walkonomics The app gets these ratings based on Open Data that includes street widths, traffic levels, 311 cleanliness reports, gradients, crime statistics, pedestrian accidents and how many trees are on each s...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/walkonomics-ap...

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