New App Walkonomics Shows You the Most Nature-Filled Route to Where You Want to Go

Written by on April 20, 2016 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments

By Megan Treacy | treehugger


Studies have shown time and again that being in nature helps to calm us, helps us to focus and is just plain essential to happiness. From taking a lap around a park to a trek through the woods, getting out and seeing some green does us a world of good.

We've written before about the Walkonomics app, which helps you find the best route for getting from point A to B based on walkability. The app takes into account things like safety, ease of crossing and even hilliness. It now has a new version that lets you find the path that puts you closest to nature, or more specifically, has the most trees, so that you can add a little nature immersion to your day-to-day travels.

The app currently covers seven cities, including London (central), Paris, New York (all boroughs), San Francisco, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Glasgow and this new upgrade was inspired by the walks developer Adam Davies took when his son was first born.

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