A couple of posts ago, I talked about a new site called Bikenwalk.com. A sister site to it called Bikenwalk.com/woodbridge has recently been revealed. This site has the same concept as the original but focuses more on making the township of Woodbridge, NJ healthier. With the help of GIS consultants at Vertices, LLC and members of Pioneering Healthier Communities, efforts are being put forth to look at the walkability to schools and parks from the elementary schools in town. Walkability seeks the answer the questions of how far you can safely get through your community using footsteps. This project seeks to help members of a community map safe routes for people to travel without using cars, and make that data available to the public.
For more information on this project, please visit the website here.
Melissa Lawrence, Rutgers Student Intern, VERTICES, LLC