At Walkonomics we believe the future will be Walkable. Over half the world's population currently live in cities and by 2050 this will rise to 70%. These densely populated mega-cities will have to be walkable just to function. Walkable cities and neighbourhoods also create many other benefits including reducing obesity and improving health, boosting the economy and reducing carbon emissions. Walkonomics exists to make this walkable future a reality. We are doing this by creating technology, tools and communities that make cities, neighbourhoods and streets where people want to walk. Our app for iPhone and Android enables urban pedestrians to find not just the fastest walking route to any destination, but also the most beautiful through tree-filled streets and parks. Much of Walkonomics is built using Open Data from government and also OpenStreetMap. We have used this data to rate and map the walkability of over 700,000 streets and footpaths, you can add your own ratings here.