Mo­bile app puts you on the map

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

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 plan­

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