WALK is a GIS company that focuses on improving health and wellbeing. We do so by creating maps that show sidewalk connectivity so we can promote walking instead of driving. In addition to this, we also use these to help cities see where sidewalks need to be added and repaired. WALK is dedicated to making cities safer and more walkable.
Wellness And Lifetime Knowledge (WALK) has been tasked by TIPHER to create a sidewalk inventory and walking maps that display routes in Seguin, Texas. The sidewalk inventory will show obstructions to sidewalks such as:
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The organization, TIPHER, is dedicated to improving Seguin’s health and lowering obesity rates. The city of Seguin is overall highly lacking in sidewalks. WALK is trying to assist the effort of TIPHER by creating a thorough sidewalk map for Seguin. This will include a database with detailed information about all the existing sidewalks, such as their current state and their size, and will propose locations for new sidewalks. This process will help make Seguin more walkable by any pedestrian. In addition to improving walkability, this project will show safe routes to areas with heavy pedestrian traffic, such as schools or stores. The data for this project will be gathered firsthand by WALK. The entire process of creating the map should take about eight weeks, and cost approximately $15,900. WALK and TIPHER hope their joint effort can make Seguin more easily accessible to its citizens and in doing so, improve their wellbeing.