Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Interesting transit map #2: London Underground "walking map"

Independently of transit agencies, people in London and Toronto created "walking maps" showing the time to walk between certain stations, to educate riders that it can make more sense to walk some place rather than take the subway--especially if it may mean time-consuming transfers.

The London Underground has since published an official walking map, and they published an updated version this week, which they released in association with a two-day conference, "Walking Summit" that opened earlier today ("TfL releases new 'Walk the Tube' maps to get Londoners out on foot," London Evening Standard).

(Also see "NHS could save £1.7 billion if Londoners walked or cycled for 20 minutes a day," LES.)

They actually published two different maps. One is by time, the other by the number of steps. I suppose the latter map is nice to have but the former, listing times, is much more useful.
London Underground walking-tube-map-zones-1-31

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