Digital Life of Walkable Streets Less Cars = More Walkable #Walkonomics

We found an even stronger correlation (-0.78) between street photographs that featured cars and streets that were not walking-friendly. This further confirms Jeff Specks ‘General Theory of Walkability’ that the presence of cars has the largest impact on street walkability. Furthermore when we combined these two factors (presence of ‘walkability’ tags and the absence of ‘car’ tags) we found the strongest correlation (0.89). None of these results will be very surprising to anyone who regularly walks in the city: its obvious to many of us, that streets are better for walking when there are less cars! Furthermore not only do the findings add yet more evidence on the benefits of walkable streets, they also suggest that photo-driven social media has the potential to help us measure and improve our urban streets for pedestrians.

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/walkonomics/11...

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