To make these maps, Lau simply grabbed public data from the exercise-tracking app RunKeeper. While these visualizations are not representative of all runners in a city, they do offer useful information on urban spaces. For one, we see that people really do love running near water and in parks.
Here’s a selection of Yau’s work. See the rest here.
New York City
All images courtesy of FlowingData.
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