Walkonomics - How walkable is your street?

Average: 3.4 (14 votes)

Developed by: 
Adam Davies
App charge: 

How walkable is your street, neighbourhood or city? Walkonomics is an app for iPhone, Android and the web that rates and maps the pedestrian-friendliness of streets and urban areas by combining Open Data and Crowdsourcing. The app empowers local people, communities, government and business to discuss and improve the walkability of streets and urban areas. So far, Walkonomics has a rating for every street in England, New York, San Francisco and Toronto (thats over 700,000 ratings) and new cities can be easily added. 

Each street is rated in the following eight categories: 
- Road safety; 
- Easy to cross; 
- Pavement/Sidewalk quality; 
- Hilliness; 
- Navigation; 
- Fear of crime; 
- Smart & beautiful; 
- Fun & relaxing.

Ratings are automatically generated from Open Data and then refined using real peoples reviews.  

The app also uses OpenStreetMap to map the parts of your neighbourhood that you can walk to in 5 minutes. So why not see how walkable your street and neighbourhood is and add your own rating.

Download the iPhone app: https://itunes.apple.com/app/walkonomics-how-walkable-is/id597789063

Download the Android app: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tasol.walkonomics

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