Walk Score

Walk Score measures walkability on a scale from 0 – 100 based on walking routes to destinations such as grocery stores, schools, parks, restaurants, and retail

Walk Score’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods.

Link: https://www.walkscore.com/

https://www.redfin.com/how-walk-score-works

Author:  Walk Score

Category: Economy, Equity, Health, Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Safety, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Walk Score Maps

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for viewing online. Walk Score data can be requested and is available in a variety of formats including shapefiles, spreadsheets, and via APIs.

Last Updated: 2017

The Data Center

The Data Center brings data together from multiple sources, analyzing data at a 360–degree look regarding regional issues from the government, business, nonprofit, and community perspective. In these ways, The Data Center realizes its mission to build prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable communities by making informed decisions possible.

Link: https://www.datacenterresearch.org

Author: The Data Center

Category: Demographics, Economics, Education, Equity, Housing, Resilience, Mobility, Safety, Transportation

Geographic Scope:  Southeast Louisiana

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Datasets, Reports, Maps

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple, e.g. Census Tract, Census Block Group, Neighborhood Statistical Areas

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2018

Global BRT Data

The BRTData is a public platform to share Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and bus priority systems data. Users can access data at the system and corridor levels in 167 cities worldwide. The tool allows users to know the systems and corridors of each city, compare indicators and generate graphs. The platform consolidates data from a variety of sources, including researchers, transit agencies, municipalities and NGOs and is updated monthly with reliable data verified by WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

Link: https://brtdata.org/

Author: BRT+ Centre of Excellence and EMBARQ

Category: Demographics, Transportation, Infrastructure, Safety

Geographic Scope:  167 cities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania

GIS Integration:Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Videos,  Scenarios, Reports, Compare, Cross, Panorama

Skill Level: High

Data Level: Multiple

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public viewing online and download

Last Updated: 2018

Census Explorer

Census Explorer is the U.S. Census Bureau’s interactive map series, including Young Adults: Then and Now Edition; Population Estimate Edition; People, Education, and Income Edition; and Commuting Edition.

Link: https://www.census.gov/censusexplorer/

Author:  U.S. Census Bureau

Category: Demographics, Mobility, Transportation, Equity, Safety

Geographic Scope:  United States

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Reports, Scenarios

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: Census Tracts and Census Block Groups

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2016