WE NEED YOUR HELP!
LAST YEAR 200+ VOLUNTEERS RATED OUR REGION'S STREETS. WILL YOU HELP US THIS YEAR?
You helped us rate 1,500+ streets around the region. Your work made a difference! View the results and rankings here.
WE ARE READY TO COLLECT DATA AGAIN FOR THE 2013 SCORECARD. HELP US RATE THE WALKABILITY IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Volunteer to help us HERE.
Want help using the app? Download a tutorial here.
For information from the Google Play Store about the Android version of our walk rating app, click here: BestWALK
For information about the iPhone version, click here: BestWALK
Why develop a walkability phone app?
Walking is among the most fundamental of human activities and connects us to other people and other places. It improves our health and our psyche. It reduces our waistline and builds a sense of community. It enhances the environment and the economy. Yet walking in America is at an all-time low. The BestWALK smart phone app was created to change that.
The BestWALK phone app is built around a San Diego regional street network that allows the user to document how easy and pleasant it is to walk and cross the streets of cities throughout San Diego County. Is there a sidewalk? What is its condition? How easy is it to access your local transit stop? Is there shopping and dining nearby? These are just some examples of the questions you can help answer with the BestWALK phone app.
Once you answer the questions, you’ll see a rating for the area you walked...and you can share the information with your friends and challenge them to rate their own streets!
We have a network of 30,000 streets waiting to be rated! Scores are provided for both intersections and street segments. The data you enter not only produces a score, it also populates a map of improvements needed around the region. The more information we have on walkability around the San Diego region, the better equipped we are to advocate for improvements. With your help, we can advocate for specific improvements.
The BestWalk mobile phone app is designed to work on the Apple iPhone or Android Phones. BestWalk is currently configured to rate selected streets in San Diego County. If you are unable to see a street that needs to be rated (incicated by a red dot) in your vicninty, please zoom out until streets appear.
Please call 619.544.9255, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM to report a probelm with the app.