Now You Can Find the Happiest Walking Route to Anywhere in Washington DC

Written by Adam Davies on . Posted in Android, apps, iPhone, mapping, Open Data, OpenStreetMap, Uncategorized, walkability, Washington DC, wayfinding

Walkonomics in Washington DC
Our beautiful routing app is now available in Washington DC!

2016 is all about the race to the White House, but at Walkonomics we say, what is the rush?  Take a few extra minutes and instead find the most tree-filled route to the White House or any other location in Washington DC with our new app.

Find the most beautiful walking route to anywhere in your city

Written by Adam Davies on . Posted in Android, apps, Buenos Aires, Glasgow, iPhone, London, Mobile, New York, Open Data, OpenStreetMap, Paris, San Francisco, Toronto, walking, wayfinding

Walkonomics iPhone App - Pedestrian Navigation If you’ve ever used a navigation app to find your way through a city, then its very likely that the app only showed you the fastest route to your destination. Saving time is really important, but what if you could find a route that was fast and improved your mood?

The new updated Walkonomics app for iPhone and Android, can do just that. We’ve added navigation to Walkonomics, that will not only find the fastest walking route, but can also find the most beautiful route to any place in a city. Walkonomics does this by analysing over 1.7 million street trees, thousands of urban parks and over 46,000km of streets and footpaths.

New Walkability App for Android

Written by Adam Davies on . Posted in Android, apps, community participation, Crowdsourcing, iPhone, mapping, mashup, Open Data, pedestrians, Smartphones, streets, Uncategorized, urban walkability, walkability, walking, wayfinding

When it comes to walking in the city, a smartphone is now almost as important as a good pair of shoes.  Our phones provide us with pedestrian sat-nav, reviews of the best places to visit and even measure how many calories we’re burning, while we walk.  In fact recent research suggests that our phones are encouraging us to walk further in the city and explore more places.

Now a new mobile app from Walkonomics provides an essential tool for the walkable lifestyle.  The Walkonomics app enables people to check the walkability of the street they’re standing in, as well as discover new walkable streets in other areas and add their own reviews.  The free app, which is available for Android devices, uses over 600,000 street ratings from Walkonomics.com, covering every street in San Francisco, New York and England.  

Does the Hilliness of San Francisco affect it’s Walkability?

Written by Adam Davies on . Posted in apps, California, crime, Crowdsourcing, footways, Hilliness, mapping, mashup, Open Data, pedestrians, San Francisco, sidewalks, Steep Hills, urban walkability, walkability, wayfinding, web tools

San Francisco is famous for its steep hills, in fact they are part of what makes the city so distinctive and unique.  There are over 50 hills within the city and while they provide some great views once you’re at the top, they can also be a real pain to walk up!
Legible London 2

Legible London is a seriously funky wayfinding system, but does it get more people walking?

Written by Adam Davies on . Posted in behaviour change, Legible London, London, mapping, pedestrians, signage, TfL, urban walkability, wayfinding

If you’ve walked through Covent Garden, Southbank or Oxford Street recently, the chances are you will have stumbled across the funky new Legible London pedestrian signs installed by TfL.  These sleek, stylish ‘monoliths’ have been sprouting up all over the capital during the last year.

Take a tour

Take a tour of a walkable street

Walkable cities?