Walkonomics - Find a Beautiful Route - Urban Pedestrian Navigation and Maps
By Adam Davies
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As featured in The Guardian 'Best iPhone Apps of the Week’.
Find the most beautiful, tree-lined walking route between any two points in 8 cities:
> Central London
> New York
> San Francisco
> Buenos Aires
+ more on the way!
Walkonomics analyses over 2 million street trees and thousands of urban parks to find beautiful routes through tree-filled streets and parks. Research has shown that walking through streets with plenty of trees and parks increases feelings of happiness and reduces stress.
> Find walking directions of the most beautiful route anywhere in your city;
> Use the slider to find faster routes that still include beautiful streets and parks;
> Get the fastest walking directions for any city and town in the world;
> View a WalkHood map showing the places you can walk to in 5 minutes;
> Find information on nearby places within walking distance;
> See statistics on how long the walk will take, how many calories you will burn and how much CO2 you will save;
> Check the pedestrian-friendliness of nearby streets and areas;
> View search results on a map with colour-coded markers;
> Add your own ratings of street walkability and include photos;
> Login with Facebook, Twitter or Email;
> Undertake walkability audits and crowdsource local people’s ideas for improving streets.
What's New in Version 3.0
- Find the most beautiful route to any place in 8 cities: Central London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Glasgow and Hamburg (+ more on the way!);
- Find the fastest walking route in any city or town in the world;
- WalkHood maps now show which places are within a 5 minute walk and provide details for each place.
Great idea but needs updating