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HealthyPaths

Update the ordinary "Slí na Sláinte—Paths of health" with some voluntary casual interaction, interactivity, map sharing and little amusing details, to make people exercise little bit more often, and do little longer trips each time.

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Create fun addons and cool features to renew the oldstyle "jogging" & "biking" around in the parks.

I suggest that you first read the complete description of "Slí na Sláinte".
And also read on the closely related concepts of mine: "MP3-tours"

And we could together develop some low-budget, low-maintenance "enhanced" exercise in the parks, that will inspire to somewhat more interaction with strangers, that are also out and doing exercise in the same parks.

I am thinking partly about digitally sharing course maps online, created/customized exercise paths/legs designed by different individuals. Maybe using more multimedia? Also potential to do customizable calendars, to pre-plan different runners starting time and desired distance, so that you could spontaneously choose to join a group of strangers, and run along or bike alongside them. This group could choose the amount of interaction that they do during the exercise (talking, singing, listening to exact same songs in your respective MP3-player etc, stopping for breathing pause at certain places and enjoy the views)

Comment below, and we will talk and build something!

How does your concept inspire collaboration between individuals, private sector organisations, and the government in an effort to create cleaner neighbourhoods?

Brings more people out into the parks and nature. People that are often in nature tend to think about environment and "green activities" a bit more

How might your concept be scaled in a way that creates even more connections between people?

Users can choose themselves the amount of active/inactive participation. They could form an "athletes association" or "Bike-club" if they want, within the context and format of this concept. Scale it locally/regionally/internationally?

How might you design a small experiment around your concept that would mobilise action?

I think anyone could try this the next time that they go jogging or biking. Just see where the other exercisers are running/biking, and try to be friendly to them. Make collaborative maps of recommended courses on maps.google.com

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