These graphics chart the most popular routes in 22 cities.
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.