GOAL THIS SEMESTER:
Analyze the walkability and popularity of areas in the Chicago Network and make changes to existing topologies and infrastructure to make less walkable areas become more walkable and advance walkability in the existing walkable neighborhoods.
WHERE WE LEFT OFF LAST SEMESTER:
HOW WE CAN USE WHAT WE’VE DONE FOR THIS SEMESTER:
We can use the data from last semester to determine both what areas are very walkable & popular and which areas are not popular and do not invite walking. This data can include sidewalk size, crime data, business license data, and even some API data to help find popularity. We can also integrate more layers into our system as we see fit.
Once we have determined the level of walkability for areas of the city. We can determine what changes need to occur in this area to promote walkability and social interaction, by determining what businesses may be missing, if more sidewalk space is needed, if more green space is needed, etc.
After determining these changes we can import it into our network and see if and how it can advance existing walkability in that area.
WHAT WE HAVE LOOKED AT SO FAR: