Walkonomics App: Best Walking Route


Walkonomics was seen in The Guardian ‘Best iPhone Apps of the Week’. It is an app that will help you find the most walkable routes to your destination. So far the app works in the following 7 cities:

  1. Central London
  2. Paris
  3. New York
  4. San Francisco
  5. Toronto
  6. Buenos Aires
  7. Glasgow

How it works: Walkonomics analyses over 1.7 million street trees and thousands of urban parks to find beautiful routes through tree-filled streets and parks.

Features / Benefits:

  • Research has shown that walking through streets with plenty of trees and parks increases feelings of happiness and reduces stress.
  • 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.
  • Add your own ratings of street walkability and include photos.
  • Undertake walkability audits and crowdsource local people’s ideas for improving streets.

Via Play.Google and Walkonomics