Just got this email (see below) from WalkScore that I thought might be of interest to Davisites. Walk Score is one of several types of “software for civic life” from Frontseat. This systems allows one to evaluate the walkability of a community or address. And now they are looking to release the software for WalkScore at Walkscore.Org as an open source development. And they are trying to get more people involved in this – including asking for what new developments they should make. I have suggested previously that they should incorporate bikability. And if you agree, you should vote for it here.
You deserve a break. Take a sec to:
- Cast your vote on how to improve the Walk Score algorithm.
- Friend us on Facebook so we can claim the Walk Score URL.
Also, we’re thrilled to announce our Rockefeller Foundation grant (see below).
— The Front Seat Team
We just launched WalkScore.org — a new website where you can vote on Walk Score improvements. We’re also releasing open source code for Walk Score on this site.
Can you help us get to 100 fans on Facebook so we can claim a URL for our Facebook page?
Let’s create a Facebook group of people who support walkable neighborhoods.
We’re using our new grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to improve Walk Score and make it open source. Sign up on WalkScore.org to get notified when the code is available.