Our Global Walk Routing


Over the last decade we built some of the greatest technology in urban mobility.

Now it's available to everyone.


Our unique SDKs allow for anyone to integrate our functionality into their products instantly with just a few lines of code. Take advantage of our industry-leading detail and features, built and refined for over a decade.

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We cover all modes

But for this post we'll focus on WALKING

Our global walk SDK allows anyone to add walking directions and turn-by-turn navigation to their products

Includes the full experience

Our SDKs include the complete walking experience, with powerful features, industry-leading routing algorithms, and a high-resolution data layer.


Our Global Walk Routing works EVERYWHERE.

Yes. On the entire planet.


No matter if in rural areas or in the big megacities of the world

Our walk router builds on top of OpenStreetMap (OSM), with then adding multiple layers of our own data and detail. It works anywhere on the entire planet, calculating the best walk routes and turn-by-turn directions.


Plug & Play

Integrate our Walk Routing and Turn-by-Turn Navigation instantly, with just a few lines of code. Assisted by our detailed online Documentation.


Fully customisable to match your look & feel

Our SDK is designed to integrate seamlessly into your product. Configure colours, fonts, icons to match your look & feel, and pick from a range of features and details to match your use-case.


The same tech and UI used by our own products

We don’t only offer our Enterprise technology in isolation. Our own consumer products (like the Citymapper app) use the same SDKs and APIs, guaranteeing continued development and innovation.

Global walk routing also works in our app. Just open Citymapper in any place in the world, drag the map to the location you want to walk to, and we'll give you walk routes and turn-by-turn navigation!


Includes full turn-by-turn navigation, and a number of other industry-leading features

Turn-by-Turn instructions

When walking, turn-by-turn instructions are key when navigating your route. Our experience guides users through their journey in real-time, with many features such as detailed turn instructions on both the map and list, 3D map view, compass orientation, contextual map-zoom, route overview toggle, real-time ETA countdown, time based distance info, and automatic rerouting.


Innovative Design and User Interface

Our turn-by-turn navigation includes our unique design and user interface, where map and instructions are linked, to enable an intuitive exploration of the route, just by scrolling through the single steps.


Voice Guidance

Let your users keep their phone in their pocket and just follow the voice, guiding them with detailed turn instructions.


Multiple Walk Profiles

Let your users choose which walk routes they prefer. Choose between “Fast” which gets them there the quickest or choose “Main Roads”, which calculates a route using only main roads, helping your users navigate more safely after dark.


Avoiding steep hills

Our router combines elevation data with the walking graph, finding routes that avoid steep hills by automatically routing around them.


Walking radius

Offer your users a completely new way to understand their surroundings. Instantly see how far away things are by walking distance.


Pedestrian zone priority

Our router automatically calculates routes favouring pedestrian zones, finding routes that avoid busy roads and cars as much as possible.


Calorie conversion

For the fitness-conscious amongst your users, offer calorie conversion for your walk routes.


Connected to the Public Transport infrastructure

When integrated with public transport, our walk router finds the best entrance for your user’s specific journey.


Step-free routing

For people with accessibility needs, our router not only finds routes that avoid steps & stairs, but also finds the best accessible entrances and in-station instructions.


Powered by the best data in the industry

Our ‘Data Factory’, a suite of proprietary tools built over a decade, aggregates, processes, and maintains all the data underlying our Walk Router.

High-resolution detail

Our walk router builds on top of OpenStreetMap (OSM), with then adding multiple layers of our own data and detail, including roads types, surface materials, pedestrian areas, accessibility, transport station info, elevation, etc.


Learning from real-world usage

We analyse real trips from our consumer app, to further enhance our data and predict more accurate travel times.


Let's take a look at some example use-cases

Walking is the foundation of any trip, enabling many use-cases across multiple industries. No matter if finding the nearest restaurant/event, or connecting to existing infrastructure like public transport or micro-mobility. Finding the best walk route is crucial to how we navigate our lives.





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