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Smart Cities and the Technology of Walking

Matt Ball on March 28, 2014 - in Smart Cities

Fueled by a fundamental shift in the way people move about communities, cities, and regions, new innovative technologies are being introduced to the masses. These tech tools facilitate the ability to walk to places and use forms of urban mobility other than cars. Technology-based solutions and information platforms include such apps as RideScout, Walkscore, Walkonomics, and Transit Screen. They’ve emerged in response to interest from both Millennials and Baby Boomers wanting information-rich mobility options to guide them to where they need to go.

For forward-thinking city leaders, these advancements should be regarded as good news. Why? They provide a forum for championing the social, health, energy, economic, and environmental benefits of pedestrianism—the practice of walking.

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About Matt Ball

Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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