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The shortest route may not always be the most walkable route if the user is not time constrained. People walk for various reasons and many of these reasons relate to enjoying the experience of walking through places that please the senses. Also, different persons respond differently to similar places, hence the walk route that is pleasing to one may not be the same to another. Indeed, the same individual might choose to walk along different routes depending upon the specific activities she is pursuing or her mood at that time. This application caters to the diversity of reasons that make people walk and provides the best path according to the specified choices individuals make at a particular time.
Prioritize your concerns
Our walk trip planner provides a range of attributes that users can select and weigh to determine their most desirable path.
Most walkable vs. shortest routes
The planner calculates not only the shortest walking route but also the tailored walking route based on the users’ choices. The detailed information for both routes can be retrieved from the plan result and be visualized on the map.
Walking for health
Walkable environments have been associated with urban social life, economic regeneration, public health, and overall quality of life. Urban planners, urban designers, and architects have long advocated for walkable neighborhoods as a means of creating “a sense of community”. Walking is an important aspect of environmental health, given its ability to improve cardiorespiratory and metabolic fitness and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Public health scholars and practitioners have found measurable health benefits for individuals residing in walkable areas. Walking is also critical for environment quality given that it is a substitute for vehicular travel and thus reduces negative impacts from vehicles, such as noise and automobile exhaust. Transportation planners have noted that, under some circumstances, walkable areas tend to encourage several alternative modes of mobility that reduce the dominance of single-occupancy automobiles. The support for walking also comes from environmentalists who contend that walkable neighborhoods are often energy efficient with a lower carbon footprint.
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