Walkonomics - How walkable is your street? Walkonomics combines Open Data with Crowdsourcing to map how pedestrian-friendly each street is. Use the website to check how walkable your street is and add your own rating.
What is the WalkoBot?The WalkoBot is an automatic system that rates the walkability of streets by interpreting public datasets. Many of the streets in the UK and USA have been automatically rated by the WalkoBot using publically available data. Wherever possible the WalkoBot will use current data which is directly related to each rating category. Much effort is made to ensure that, wherever possible, ratings are based upon accurate data. If you don’t agree with the ratings provided by the WalkoBot you can always add your own rating which will affect the overall rating average. Once enough local users have added their ratings, any errors or inaccuracies should be cancelled out. Who is behind Walkonomics? Before founding Walkonomics.com, Adam Davies spent over 6 years working to improve the walkability, bikeability and sustainability of streets, neighbourhoods and cities in the UK, Europe and Africa. This included designing and leading over 70 walkability assessments for local communities, government and the private sector and working with these organisations to create more walkable street environments. He has worked with the United Nations, Transport for London, Department for Transport, London 2012, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Adam has also contributed to various innovative pieces of research on ‘Shared Space’ streets, disabled peoples access, climate change and understanding the links between obesity and the built environment.You can follow him on Twitter. @Walkonomics
Walkonomics.com uses Crowdsourcing and Open Data to rate the walkability of your street - walkable streets, climate change, bikeability & urban design
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