Mobile app puts you on the map
A novel mobile app is being made available to help walkers and cyclists plot and alter their treks en route.
The Walk Cycle Wellington app complemented the regional council’s online walking and cycling journey planner, Greater Wellington active transport co-ordinator Simon Kennett said.
The cycling and walking app will navigate a journey, using a database of local knowledge and experience of shortcuts and off-road paths. It will tell users how long their trip will take, how hilly it will be, and even the carbon emissions saved by not taking a car.
Mr Kennett said the beauty of the app was its convenience. ‘‘If you’re in a cafe during your walking or cycling trip you can explore new destinations or alternative ways of getting home.
‘‘ You can continue planning and making changes to your journey while you’re out and about – you don’t have to be sitting in front of a computer.’’
To install the free app go to www.journey planner.org.nz/app