Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cool Ped Stuff # 8: Rate My Street

Rate My Street is a  UK-based site that allows users to rate their favorite (or least-favorite) stretch of street based on eight key factors (e.g. pavement width, trip hazards, clean/attractive). There's also a space to add a detailed description of street conditions or tips about nieghborhood character. Given the general dearth of data about pedestrian conditions in cities, this could be a really useful tool for planners as they try to understand and improve walkability:

Along the same lines, Car Free Chicago has put together a similar site for transit stops in the city:

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