Friday, March 26, 2010 is an online 'urban walking route planner' for the UK, rather like a pedestrian's version of the RAC Route Planner for motorists. It can be used to devise 'direct' or 'less busy' routes between any two points, such as postcode addresses, and provides automatic calculations of distance, time, calories used, and CO2 saved. The maps and direction scan be printed out or emailed. It's a fascinating and intriguing tool, and may also interest architects who wish to calculate typical walking times to and from a particular development.
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