Walking in London

002536.jpgA new website called WalkIt is trying to encourage people to walk rather than take public transport or taxis. You enter your start and end points, and the website gives you a map and other useful details.

The site told me that walking from my flat to work at a medium pace would burn 326 calories, and that the same journey in a car would output 1.90 kg of carbon emissions.

From the site, "We think walking in and around town can be a smart choice. No timetables to keep to, no journey delays, no overcrowding, healthy, green, free, direct, access to services (and sunlight!) en route.".

It's London-only at the moment, which makes sense because the city is more complex than US cities (none of this block system for us), so it's harder to get from A to B by foot. In a city where a 400 metre, one way journey can cost £4 ($8), I think that this site will soon gain a lot of users.

Tags: Transportation | Walking

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