Mapping a Better Walking Route

March 7, 2013 · Print This Article

We’ve discussed the pedestrian resource Walk Score before, but there’s a new company taking a different angle on rating the walkability of communities. While Walk Score rates addresses, Walkonomics rates streets. The UK-based company has only covered locations in England as well as US cities New York and San Francisco so far, but Walkonomics has the ambitious goal to rate every street in the world, according to criteria that go way

beyond distance traveled. Using publically available info and user ratings to fill in the gaps, Walkonomics attempts to detail for everything from hilliness and crime statistics to how much fun or relaxing it is to walk in any given area. Eight criteria are rated individually and tallied into a street’s total score, so whether some factors are more urgent than others to users, the score’s breakdown is readily available.

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