The FlowingData website just posted a set of spiffy infographics that visualize where people go running in a variety of fabulous cities:
A lot of people make their workouts public on a variety of services, so there’s definitely accessible data. I use RunKeeper for cycling. I sampled from there.
The maps below are what I got, mostly for American cities, but there are a few European cities in there too (alphabetical order). If there’s one quick (and expected) takeaway, it’s that people like to run by the water and in parks, probably to get away from cars and the scenery.
So, this is New York City:
And this is Paris:
Bernalwood is vain and narcissistic, so we just had to zoom and enhance to create a map that’s all about us. So where do people who like to run like to run in Bernal Heights?
Mostly, around Bernal Hill, via Folsom from Cesar Chavez. Some enjoy the Esmeralda stairs. Precita carries a lot of east-west traffic. The hardcores loop around both Holly Park and Bernal Hill.
MAPS: via FlowingData