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RUDDER APP FINDS MOST WELL-LIT WALKING ROUTE HOME
-> Rudder, a navigation app, takes into account streetlight data for your city to provide you with the most well-lit path home. Once you are on route, the app will give you an easy-to-follow turn-by-turn progress bar at the bottom of your screen, giving you tangible context for how much longer you will be walking until your next turn. Some of the app’s most notable features include a light meter - a unique feature that lets you quickly gauge how well-lit your current surroundings are - as well as a progress meter for the entire trip, and for each individual step of your travel to show you just how much further until you arrive at your destination. Future features will include sharing your travel progress with friends and family to give them a heads up when you get home safely. Data for 12 cities to date. http://bit.ly/1JQSgUT

WALKONOMICS APP FINDS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WALKING ROUTE
-> Use the Walkonomics app to find the most beautiful walking route to your destination through tree-lined streets and parks. Walkonomics has mapped the walkability of over 700,000 streets and footpaths, you can add your own ratings. http://bit.ly/1glEliF

SHORT-RANGE LOW-COST LIVABILITY PROJECTS
-> Check out 13 "short-range," relatively low-cost improvements that can typically be implemented in less than a year — sometimes as quickly as a few weeks — and cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. These improvements include bicycle lanes, chicanes, crossing islands, curb extensions, way finding, among others. For these and other tools see The Imagining Livability Design Collection (http://bit.ly/1LR35L0), a 38-page "visual portfolio of tools and transformations" created by AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. http://bit.ly/1Irk3hW

COSTS FOR PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
-> "Costs for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Infrastructure: A Resource for Researchers, Engineers, Planners, and the General Public" (http://bit.ly/1h4fika) (and its associated database) provides meaningful estimates of infrastructure costs by collecting up-to-date cost information for pedestrian and bicycle treatments from states and cities across the country. . http://bit.ly/1Daal2Y

8 80 CITIES: HEALTHIEST PRACTICE OPEN STREETS WEBSITE
-> 8 80 Cities recently launched its Healthiest Practice Open Streets website (http://bit.ly/1KygWnK). ‘Open Streets’ are community-based programs that temporarily open selected streets to people, by closing them to cars. By doing this the streets become places where people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can come out and improve their health. The Healthiest Practice Open Streets program is a tried and tested best practice model. This new website features: 1) A toolkit to help plan a new Healthiest Practice Open Streets program or improve an existing program, 2) A video describing the Healthiest Practice Open Streets concept to share with others, among other resources.

MAKING THE CASE FOR STATEWIDE COMPLETE STREETS IMPLEMENTATION
-> Surveying the mounds of evidence connecting Complete Streets with improved physical activity and health, law student Samantha Chapman makes a strong case for state-level implementation in Indiana. Her article, published in the Indiana Health Law Review (Vol. 12, No. 1), should be reference for folks working in other states, too. (Combating Obesity One Step at a Time: Why Indiana Should Implement Statewide Complete Streets Legislation http://bit.ly/1IJ3akX)

PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES IMAGE COLLECTION
-> Project for Public Spaces has selected its best of nearly 1,000 of their images for purchase on a limited license basis. You can search and browse the collection. For instance, subcategories within the "Transportation - Streets" section include Bicycle Related, Streets - Pedestrian, Transit Amenities, Streets - Suburban & Rural, Streets - Urban, among others http://bit.ly/1HXKpts

INTERACTIVE APP LETS CONSTITUENTS BALANCE THEIR CITY’S BUDGET
-> A new web app called Balancing Act enables people to see the breakdown of their city’s budget via adjustable, comprehensive pie charts, and lets them interact with it and hypothesize a budget according to their priorities. The resource has already been utilized by Pedro Segarra, Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut. http://bit.ly/1f120n3

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