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.
It may be hard to believe, but each day we post over 1.8 billion photos to the internet, thats over 20,000 a second! While many of these are likely to be selfies, there must be many millions of photos of everyday streets and urban places. Each of these photographs holds valuable data about the qualities of each street, but because this data is in a visual format it can be hard to analyse and make sense of the huge number of images that are being posted to social media every day.
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:
We’re very happy to say that the Walkonomics app for iPhone and Android is getting an upgrade and makeover today! We have just launched version 2 of our free mobile app and not only does the app look and perform better, we’ve added some great new features. The most exciting of which are its new WalkHood maps.
We live in a world that is urbanising at an astonishing rate: 100 years ago only 20% of people lived in a city, by 2010 more than half the worlds population was living in an urban area and by 2050 we expect that figure to rise to 70%. As these mega-cities become increasingly dense and over-populated, the transport systems that support them are struggling to cope with the sheer numbers of people trying to move around. Many cities around the world are starting to wake up to the fact that they will have to become walkable and bikeable, just in order to function in the future.
Hello Toronto! Our street walkability data is now live for the entire city. Walkonomics is very happy to announce that we have launched in Toronto, Canada.
Walkonomics has brought it’s unique way of measuring walkability at street-level to the wonderful city of Toronto. While other walkability apps only measure how many destinations are within walking distance of a particular location, Walkonomics maps and rates each and every street for eight key walkability factors:
We are excited to announce the launch of the new Walkonomics app for iPhone and iPad. The free Walkonomics mobile app maps and rates the pedestrian-friendliness of every street in San Francisco, New York and England (over 600,000 streets!). The app provides 5 star ratings for each street in the following categories:
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.
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. But unlike other walkability apps, which only measure how many destinations are within walking distance, the Walkonomics app provides 5-star ratings for 8 different categories of pedestrian-friendliness:
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!