CTwalk Map is an interactive web tool that seeks to highlight the social cohesion potential of neighbourhoods while unmasking local access. Utilizing population, location, and pedestrian network data from open sources, it estimates the number of individuals from different age groups who can reach city destinations within a 5 or 15-minute walk, highlighting opportunities for social cohesion and access inequities.
Transparency is a key feature of CTwalk Map. It openly acknowledges limitations in the available data, encouraging further data collection and refinement. Users navigate the map through a user-friendly interface and explore different destinations. They are encouraged to identify anomalies in the map and scrutinize the completeness of the used data sources.
Furthermore, it serves an educational purpose by enhancing public understanding of the relationship between AI, urban design, accessibility, and social cohesion. It simplifies complex concepts and provides in-depth insights into how street networks shape accessibility, empowering citizens to actively participate in urban planning discussions.