In partnership with Future City Glasgow, Walkonomics is excited to announce the launch of their new walkability app for Glasgow. Walkonomics is a free app for iPhone, Android and the web that measures the pedestrian-friendliness (walkability) of streets and neighbourhoods. The app maps and rates each street and footpath in Glasgow for eight key walkability factors:(more…)
Category: Green spaces
Why Walkability Isn’t Just About Proximity To Shops
For many people, the concept of ‘Walkability’ simply means how many shops, cafe’s, schools and other services are within walking distance of a particular location. While this is a really important part of a walkable neighbourhood (people won’t walk if there is nothing to walk to) there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that several other factors improve or reduce the walkability of a street or neighbourhood.
Now a new book by urban designer Julie Campoli adds to this discussion by exploring several key factors that combine to create truly walkable streets and communities. In her new book from the Lincoln Institute: Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form, Campoli argues that simply having shops, services and venues within walking distance is not enough.(more…)