Using data from run-tracking app RunKeeper, Nathan Yau of FlowingData (via Deadspin's Regressing) has created very pretty maps showing where people (who use the app) run in 22 different cities. He writes "If there's one quick (and expected) takeaway, it's that people like to run by the water and in parks," and that's certainly true in Los Angeles, where you can see the path by the LA River, the area around Elysian Park, the Silver Lake reservoirs loop, and Echo Park Lake are all a dark purple. But people apparently also love to run around the Downtown street grid (and down to USC), and on Los Feliz and Sunset Boulevards. Westsiders all run at Equinox apparently. Yau says that, besides being cool to look at, the maps could also be useful to "city planners who make sure citizens have proper bike lanes and running paths."
· Where people run [FlowingData]