A website showing the best route when walking or cycling between any two points in Wellington, and how long it should take, will go live this morning.
Journeyplanner.org.nz was funded by the Greater Wellington regional council to coincide with World Carfree Day tomorrow, and built by local developer ProjectX.
The website shows how steep routes are and how many calories people are likely to burn.
Little-known tracks and short cuts are included and toilets, drinking fountains and public seating are marked.
"You just type in your starting point and destination and all the navigation is done for you. If you want to make a diversion, it highlights the new route for you and gives you directions," says council chair Fran Wilde.
At present, the planner does not take into account whether journeys are uphill or downhill when estimating journey times. Spokesman Simon Kennett says the council contributed about $70,000.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digit ... ing-routes
Chucked in a couple of trips - finds the little shortcuts