Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's Absolutely "Mapnificent"

You know you're a geek when you go gaga for something like this.

Mapnificent  is a Google maps interface that plots the areas of a city that are accessible by biking, walking, and public transit within the point of reference you select.

It visually frames the city in a more relevant way for sustainable development. Instead of merely *hoping* that people ditch their cars for bikes and public transit, this could be a tool to assess potential alternatives just by entering your address, not unlike the site Walkscore already famous in the real estate industry.

Here's a couple cool examples from right here in the busiest neighborhoods of Seattle.


Capitol Hill:

University District:

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